Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,019 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

321. Putting In The Seed 9/23/2009
322. The Greatest Thing 9/24/2009
323. Where The Journey Of Life Really Goes 9/24/2009
324. Three Green Snakes 9/24/2009
325. I See Two Blondes 9/26/2009
326. A Messenger From Above 9/26/2009
327. Today I Find Myself 9/26/2009
328. Word Storm (The Creation Of A Poem) 9/22/2009
329. Ambulances 9/22/2009
330. Table Bay 9/28/2009
331. In Every Man And Every Girl 9/28/2009
332. Where You 9/28/2009
333. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
334. On One Stormy Winter Morning 9/29/2009
335. The Havoc Of War 9/29/2009
336. Ballade Of The Rose 9/30/2009
337. Grandma 9/30/2009
338. The Stars Wink From Above At Me 9/30/2009
339. The Sorceress 9/30/2009
340. Yesterday You Read Book 10/1/2009
341. Motorbike Ride 10/1/2009
342. Past The Nonsense 10/1/2009
343. Darling Of Mine 10/1/2009
344. A Brave Boer Boy 10/1/2009
345. The Battle Of Majuba Hill 10/3/2009
346. The Old Farm Yard 10/4/2009
347. It’s The Second Day That I Visit 10/4/2009
348. The Hunter 10/4/2009
349. The Church Street Bomb 10/5/2009
350. The British Descended 10/5/2009
351. Painful Thoughts 10/5/2009
352. Always Marry A Summer Girl 10/6/2009
353. I Have A Solace In My Heart 10/10/2009
354. The Summer 10/10/2009
355. There Is Something Special About The Sun 10/10/2009
356. Let The Cleverest People Theorize Scientifically 10/11/2009
357. Tinkerbell Is Back 10/11/2009
358. Lights In The Night 10/11/2009
359. A Birthday 10/11/2009
360. The House In Panorama Street 10/12/2009

Comments about Gert Strydom

  • Twigs Way (12/11/2015 4:24:00 AM)

    I am trying to get in touch with Gert Strydom URGENTLY as I wish to include one of his poems (on Carnations) in a book - can anyone please help? Unless I can make contact soon the editor wants to remove it.

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  • Kayoko Kan (7/16/2012 3:16:00 AM)

    Your poems are a balm of gentle love. Thank you

  • Johan Fourie (1/11/2012 4:32:00 AM)

    Hello Gert... waardering vir jouse versameling dan. Maar soos die kind soldaat wat verwaarloos deur sy regering destyds is, verloen ons dan nie ook ons taal as daar so min van jousewerk in die moedertaal is?

  • Dickson Mseti Dickson Mseti (4/26/2010 4:25:00 AM)

    POETS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON. LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEY ARE LIKE SOLDIERS IN WAR.THEY RESCUE EACH OTHER, HELP EACH OTHER AND DIE FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.THANK YOU FOR BEING A POET.

Best Poem of Gert Strydom

Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

While the night stretch black over me
and in the dark sky I see countless lights
burning high,
I thank the God that made me free
to choose which light to follow as a guide.

In dark circumstance and whatever fate brings,
destiny and chance do not conquer
and I still rise wiser
to life and its things

and my will remains free
to decide where my words
and actions belong
whether they are right or wrong
and to no human I bend a knee
and in all things I only answer to Him
who Captain’s me.

[References: Invictus by William Ernest ...

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Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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