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by Shaara
Rated: E · Poetry · Scientific · #578364
Science is a lens.
Science is a Telescope

So many people lay seige to
Our science dollars.
They speak of the waste...

Who needs a space station?
Why should we care about Pluto?
Cancel those Viking probes...

They say the cost is too high
To play hide and seek
For aliens who may not be there

To research unknowns
To bother with oceans
To scour for plants we don't know

But it seems to me that the world
Does not truly see
That it is all quite different than that

The research of science
Is no erector set
With nuts and bolts and beams

It's not a lateral growth
With linear, even-marked spots
Or towers built block at a time

Science is a telescope
Whose lenses open wide
Allowing inspiration to slowly filter in.

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