'' Our Final Frontier '' - Poem by bri mar
You wouldn’t knowingly confront a rabid dog,
Or lick the skin of a poisonous frog,
You wouldn’t dare take on a wild hog,
The dangers are all crystal clear.
So why do we send objects into outer space?
Without any knowledge of the dangers we may face,
It could lead to the destruction of the Human Race,
If to our messages others do not endear.
Yet as Voyager now leaves our Milky Way,
Into whose solar system will she stray?
Our actions could well cause us affray,
The unknown is what we need to fear.
Elsewhere they could be shouting it’s a U.F.O.,
Where it came from they would soon know,
The information given would clearly show,
That Voyager came originally from here.
Soon they could invade our beloved Earth,
Bringing their warships here to berth,
They’d see of compassion there is a dearth,
For that we could be made disappear.
By broadcasting to space they’ll know where we are,
As for distance between us it may not be that far,
The equivalent of perhaps a short journey by car,
This could well cost us all dear.
In the movies they died from a viral disease,
Perhaps it’s their germs we’d need to appease,
Spread just by releasing them into the breeze,
The consequences could well be severe.
The war of the worlds may well not be a battle,
Our arrogance as fighters they could well rattle,
It may turn out they’d treat us as their cattle,
Their superiority we’d be forced to revere.
As we observe from our cages the tables are turned,
We can’t fight back our bridges have been burned,
Our efforts to placate them have all been spurned,
Our way of life would be knocked out of gear.
Past events on this subject have clearly shown,
The defeated aggressor cannot bemoan,
It’s a fact of life you should respect the unknown,
To this fact we refused to adhere.
When our epitaph is written they will clearly state,
We were a species who truly loved to hate,
With destructive instincts we refused to abate,
Our attitude to others was so insincere.
Warmongering creatures making everything extinct,
With the demise of all life we'll be forever linked,
The facts of this are very distinct,
With other planets we must not interfere.
Mans need to know tipped us over the edge,
Between us and other life forms we have driven a wedge,
Throughout history we have broken every pledge,
For humanity the end is now near.
This is not just fantasy the majority of it is true,
Our attitude to all others we need to review,
With where we live now we have to make-do,
The planet Earth is,
‘’ Our Final Frontier ‘’
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