Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3561. When Death's Fingers Do Me Touch 10/15/2014
3562. The Sea Is Calm 10/16/2014
3563. There Are Rooms Of The Heart 10/16/2014
3564. At Times We Are Free (Cavatina) 9/11/2014
3565. The Wish To Live On (Cavatina Sequence) 9/12/2014
3566. I Remember A Home (Cavatina) 9/12/2014
3567. The Days That Are Past 9/14/2014
3568. I Came To You 9/14/2014
3569. Throughout My Life I Am Trying To Know God 10/17/2014
3570. The Bee-Box 10/20/2014
3571. Far Away 10/20/2014
3572. Arrival [1] 10/21/2014
3573. When My Whole World Was Falling Apart 11/5/2014
3574. Peter And John At The Temple Gate 11/9/2014
3575. I Eat The Fresh Home-Baked Bread 11/9/2014
3576. Afterwards 11/10/2014
3577. While Candles Burn Intimately 11/12/2014
3578. I Rise To Prepare Breakfast 11/12/2014
3579. We Sleep Together 11/14/2014
3580. King David 11/16/2014
3581. The Garden Of My Heart 11/17/2014
3582. The Ultimate Question 11/19/2014
3583. Death [2] 11/20/2014
3584. On The Other Side Of Known Reality 11/20/2014
3585. On Another Earth 11/24/2014
3586. This Kind Of Love I Have Not Known 11/24/2014
3587. Jeopardy (Rubliw) 11/25/2014
3588. You Do Burrow Right Into My Soul 11/25/2014
3589. I Do Know (Rubliw) 11/26/2014
3590. Much More (Rubliw) 11/26/2014
3591. Loving Has A Skill (Rubliw) 11/27/2014
3592. Love Is (Rubliw) 11/27/2014
3593. My Love (Rubliw) 11/30/2014
3594. Breathless (Rubliw) 11/30/2014
3595. When The Last Tears Are Spent 12/1/2014
3596. Again Some Tears Will Fall (Rubliw) 12/2/2014
3597. When We Do Meet Again (Rubliw) 12/2/2014
3598. Dear Lord, When I Do Pray (Rubliw) 12/3/2014
3599. Dear God (Rubliw) 12/3/2014
3600. Dear Lord, At Times Pain Does Fill My Mind (Rubliw) 12/3/2014

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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

Life

Do not look
for fairness in this life,
for you will not find it
as the reason to be living
and will seek it forever.

Do not live life
just as a passer by,
or you will not mind it

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