Saturday, April 16, 2016


                    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.