by Tim Chiu
A poem about the great mystery: is there life elsewhere in the universe?
|The most surreal and inconclusive mystery,
And one that has plagued humankind for centuries -
Is there life on other planets?
We can neither confirm nor deny this,
And the question poses a significant quandary.
For were we to believe in extraterrestrial life,
Our entire rationale and thinking would change
Upon connecting and communicating
With this alien race;
And upon establishing that no other lifeform exists,
We will have secured our sentinel
And primary position in the great, inter-galactic order
But logic and nature dictate
That the most curious and noble species
In our neck of the woods,
Humanity, shall continue this
Until we come up
With some actual evidence
Or scientific leaning,
We must continue to offer empathy
To both sides
Of this speculative matter.