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I see infinity lying at my fingertips
When the moon rises and the stars quip
In their speechless tongue,
Measured in nanometers and wrung
From the union of basic simplicity,
The language of our complicity
In mysteries billions of times
Beyond our scale and sublime
Before our minds ever existed:
We are small, yet we persisted
In walking out of ourselves
Into foreign gravities, to delve
Deeper into the words stars shine
Into our eyes and trace their lines
Back to the beginning, so that one day
We may see a foreign sunrise and say
"It's beautiful" in the company
Of others from another place, and finally
Know why everything came to be.
I don't understand the words reaching me,
But trusting the possibilities of their meaning
I continue in observing the sky and freeing
My fellows from the surly bonds of Earth;
For their meaning I'll give all I'm worth.
For all the astronauts, astronomers, and other space explorers out there.
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AlterEgo1629 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing.
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Swords-and-Bandages Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Thank you, once again. :)
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KeanuWantRoomService Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Writer
Reminds me of Hum... which is a great compliment, if you've never heard of them.
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:iconswords-and-bandages:
Swords-and-Bandages Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Thank you, and for the :+fav:. :)

Nope, never heard of them. What are they like?
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KeanuWantRoomService Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Writer
They're a grunge band from the 90's(redundant....) with very complex spacer lyrics. Your poem reminded me of them.
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Swords-and-Bandages Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Space travel grunge band? Or, on the off chance, a druggie grunge band?
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:iconkeanuwantroomservice:
KeanuWantRoomService Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Writer
Three of the four members have master's degrees, so more the former with a touch of the latter.
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Swords-and-Bandages Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Groovy.
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Cibbwin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful ode, buddy! Your rhymes leave mine in the dirt. I'm tres jealous. :D
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Swords-and-Bandages Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Thank you, and also for the :+fav: and the :llama:. :D

Nah, I'm not a great rhymer either; thank online dictionaries for a good deal of them...
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