General Poetry posted July 2, 2017

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Dark Energy

by LIJ Red

There is a crack in everything that was made
and a primal fault that taints every quark
and for each stellar wonder brightly displayed
more hide cold and silent out there in the dark
and we are left lonely, abandoned, afraid
to live without hope, and die, leaving no mark.
I see my end coming, so don't think it odd
if I drop Einstein and go looking for God.

Poem of the Month contest entry


Late posting. I really hung fire this time. I read that the unexpected acceleration
of the expansion of the universe is due to something undetectable that physicists and the like are calling dark energy. Since this spells out the end--cold dead particles trapped in an endless expansion--It makes me wish for a flat world at the center and heart of all things, the pride of its Creator, in whose image I was created...
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