by Leland Waldrip
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This poem puts the theme of "Cosmos Wheel" under a magnifying glass, zooms in for more detail.
Fourteen billion years ago, give or take,
A point exploded, universe to make.
Pushed outward at a frightful pace,
Strewed hot particles in empty space.
Blossom cooled, velocity slowed,
Galaxies in eddy currents showed.
Stars formed from gas with spin,
Burned, and exploded yet again.
Time arrow pointing with the spread,
The past recorded, future unread,
Random uncertainty in control,
Stardust here, there a black hole.
Universe at five billion years old,
Spawned stars of a different mold.
Recycled some matter to a yellow star,
With masses orbiting near and far.
Cooling, condensed, gave planets’ birth,
The third one out we call the earth.
A couple of billion more years to wait
Before molecule clusters’d replicate.
If with others they best competed,
They lived, else were defeated.
So evolution was established fact,
Life with diversity got into the act.
Three billion more for the human race
To rise to its feet, destiny to face.
On history its mind ever feeding,
Eventually learned all the preceding.
To anticipate cosmological events
Asked questions of discovered hints
Of the beginning of all he could see,
And given time, would cease to be.
Always in his knowledge quest,
Assigned to God all yet to test,
Holding in trust what only He knows,
‘Til wrested free as capacity grows.
So looking ahead from big bang’s pop,
Expansion slows but we won’t see it stop,
For we’ll be gone -- it’s more than a hunch --
As time reverses with a contractive crunch
That gravitates all matter to infinite mass,
Breaks a phase barrier, turns to gas
And violently explodes -- another universe,
With unique physics, for better or worse.
Cosmos convulses in diastolic spasm,
On either side of a singularity chasm,
Cycling time both forward and back,
God’s heart pumping right on track!
Explosion, expansion, crunching contraction,
The beat goes on with metered action.
Few hints as to why it should pound,
Call it “God’s Pulse” ‘til the reason’s found.
© 2003 R. Leland Waldrip
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|Reviewed by Rita Hestand
|Isn't it funny how God always seems to be the answer in scientific study,
even though we spend so much time trying to contradict him.
I liked this poem and I've got one I've got to ad that you might enjoy. I'll let you know
when it's up.
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|Excellent and thought provoking,
|Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader)
|I put this one into my library; it would be an injustice to digest in one sitting.|
|Reviewed by Birdie Houston
|Remarkable write well done !|
|Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
|Oh my Leland and I have been accused of thinking to much...WOW...my mind is still digesting and sorting all of this...GREAT WRITE!
|Reviewed by Dove (Reader)
|Very thought provoking ~|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|An exceptional piece of poetry, Leland! I go along with God's Pulse, since His beat reverberates through our being;-)|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|unique write..love it!!
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|The eternal question|
|Reviewed by Christine Morell
|You have my brain in action again, Leland :)This is worth several reads.
|Reviewed by Elaine Carey
|Interesting speculation about a vast topic!|
|Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
|A very thought-provoking write.
|Reviewed by Debra Brown (Reader)
|creative and unique---God's heart--- systolic and diasolic action----very nice and interesting metaphor, love the poem|
|Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
|I agree that big boom stuff is poorly theorized and based in the same mass ignorance that found the world to be flat.|
|Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
|Outstanding, Leland!! We are all motes in God's eye. Love that last verse! :)|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Leland, very thought provoking. What will it be like 14 billion years from now. Oh well!!! we'll, I think I'll just wait around to see.|