Since we are here, there must be life elsewhere:
That same potential which brought life to Earth,
Although it may be infinitely rare,
Has brought from inorganic matter birth.
We’ve long imagined visitors from space,
Whether they be malignant or benign,
Yet as of now we still have found no trace
So far as sober science can divine.
It just may be a race more wise than we
Has learned of us but shrewdly bides its time
Till we have reached an apt maturity
Preparing us to learn what’s more sublime.
Our task at hand however’s to ensure
That life on Earth will evermore endure.