Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 35,961 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Marie Sklodovska Curie - Poem by Gert Strydom

You devoted your life to your husband and to science,
did receive two Nobel prices,
but did pay a terrible price
as from radioactive material you were not free.

You and your husband did discover radium and polonium
did work in a distant shed while the hours did run till deep into the night
and you did get out of ten ton of pitch ore a decigram of radium
while the rain were at times leaking in through the roof.


Comments about Marie Sklodovska Curie by Gert Strydom

  • Unwritten SoulUnwritten Soul (6/25/2017 1:25:00 AM)

    She was a genius, true inspiration lady to all, as a scientist and as a human... Her spirit is not comparable to any especially during that era, not easy for women to rise.. She n her husband deserved a great recognition because of her contributions. Thanks Gert for this poetry you dedicated for her! (Report)Reply

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