Saturday, 24 May 2008

Space 1999

A Columbia University geophysicist
(Try and say that when you're pissed)
Has released new evidence to test our wits

Are we to be destroyed by some alien nation?
No, but thanks to Nasa and its future Moon-based station
We're only but, a stone's throw away from total annihilation!

Long, long ago in a far off time, or should that be ten years ago
Many had thought that large crater impacts were few to show
But, Abbott's findings now reveals we've been dealt a major blow

Crater counting was all the rage when it was done on dry land
Then Dallas came along (the geophysicist), and said, and..?
70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water, my good man

So, undersea, and under ocean she did find many craters in little time
Now must we make room for resources and of money in which to find
Otherwise our planet could suffer a calamitous and permanent decline

Congress, or is it just Nasa are pouring your money down a vacuum
Hoping that G. Dubya will be fondly remembered (eh?) in history too
That sucks. For if a comet were to strike, all Earth would become a tomb

Twenty thousand of the buggers do now loom, out there in that cold space
Looking for that keyhole chance in which to strike our Earth's blue face
Meteors, asteroids, and comets too threaten man's historic birthplace.


wa11z said...

Cool poem. :) And I suppose if a comet does strike the earth, ground zero would be the place you would want to be.

Madre Farbot said...

It'd be even better if it happened during me sleep.

Yeah I know, I'm a bit of a coward, but the thought of having to survive through something like that fills me with dread.

The poem btw, is based on an article by Gregg Easterbrook of 'The Atlantic' magazine.

The article is mostly about the worrisome realization that there are more space rocks out there than had been earlier assumed.