Some moms may not want to read this poem to their kids, because of the first line. But relax! They’re just being kids, and we could sure learn a thing or two from them on this one.

children's verse

In the main file, I changed the last line of the first stanza to this: “And sticks for dragons we slay.” But I was too lazy to do another screen capture and upload it. ๐Ÿ˜€

space-rock

Rocks in space tumble and hurtle, silent,
Faster than the speed of absent sound,
Alone they travel, suns and planets cold
In distant light devoid of heat or life.
What route they follow, what unseen forces bend
Their path, no signs or arrows point their way,
This mindless flight with nothing fore or aft,
Adrift in darkness, doomed to loneliness.