Shalom Freedman

Gold Star - 4,820 Points (Troy New York)

The Universe Is Not Safe - Poem by Shalom Freedman


The Universe is not safe-
There are great explosions,
And long impossibly long darknesses,
Unbearable extremes of heat and cold-

Venturing out into it
One little step at a time
Many of us will die-

The Universe is not our home
Earth is-

And if we get out there somewhere
It won’t be for certain or forever.
It won’t be easy,
And we humans will not love it at all.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 5, 2008

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