Grandfather Star

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:15 -- Ruwen

Burning balls of gas that water could only fuel

Create matter for the universe

Explosions that fuse instead of part

Our everything came from here

In our part of space there was a star

It lived and died

In the throes of its death it gave us matter

We have a new star now

One that holds everything we know in its gravitational hug

We live on a ball of dirt made from a stars explosion

We were made from this dirt

Though our life may feel regular or unspectacular

Through the course of the history of our star and our planet

We were formed over eons from the ashes of a burned out star

We are related to our planet and our grandfather of burning matter

From here we live and see

That the universe is bigger than we know

But we will always be related to our planet

And we will always have a grandfather for a star

This poem is about: 
Our world

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