I don’t know if your interests include the space program with NASA, and the various discoveries in the universe that are announced from time to time.
I think space exploration is an exciting adventure, an opportunity to turn fiction into fact.
With the advent of todays technology, it is now possible to look at all the wonders of the universe thus far. Using the computer, it’s like looking through a window at the photos of different planets and space. The recent Mars explorations have shown us some wonderful views.
One site in particular really got my attention, so much so, I just had to write a poem on it, I hope you enjoy.
~photo of Mars by NASA~
Rocks of silver and hues of gold
Perhaps a billion or more years old,
These stones I’m certain could surely tell
Of a planets death and a ride through hell.
Civilization there just had to be,
Perhaps beings, kin to you and me.
Sadly the stories we may never know.
Such firestorms. Finality. So long ago.
Seems planet Earth is so hell-bent,
To travel the path that Mars was sent.
Mankind, lifes lessons have never learned.
Are we too late ~ the warnings spurned?
Even now we can change, though it may be too late,
Screaming as we plummet, toward hells gate
Earth’s downward spiral, to its final hour.
Perhaps there is a savior ~ a greater power? ~
Don’t bank on it.
Eric Valentine Dec 18/08 ©