Aren’t we ‘smashing’.

Wonders of the Universe, galactic combination

Require a depth of knowledge, beyond my comprehension

Black holes, time warps, expansion, ever faster so it seems

All started from a single Bang, is this the stuff of dreams?

Steven Hawking wrote the words, I strain to understand

And then outside my window, I see the beauty of our land

Billions of stars, huge galaxies, great telescopes display

But even those quite near, are all too far away_

To be of any relevance to our living here below,

Where we create more problems, despite ev’rything we know

We already smashed the atom, and made a nuclear bomb,

At Cern we found Higgs Boson, (but it doesn’t live that long),

We’ve smashed the Ozone layer, (so now we’ll heat up quicker)

Smash the shales, by fracking, so our future power won’t flicker.

In fact we are quite ‘smashing’, but it seems to me,

The errors we keep making, will last eternally.

George Potter

Published by George Potter

A retired Chartered Mechanical Engineer, still adept at getting my hands (and clothes) dirty, inventor of all sorts of non-commercial, but novel solutions, amateur carpenter and occasional writer of poems and painter in watercolours.

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