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Midnight Sky
by Douglas Mattern
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Thoughts on our place in the universe

Dark and clear the midnight sky
With a thousand stars to view
Each buring like our sun so bright
But so very far away we knew.

A billion suns in our galaxy alone,
A billion galaxies in the universe so vast,
Moving at the greatest velocity known;
More distant than our minds can grasp.

In this universe of time and space
On a small planet orbiting a star
We question and ponder our place
As no intelligence contacted from afar.

We are alone for a great expance,
Perhaps in the universe itself unique
With a duty to survive and to advance
And discover the mystery of life we seek

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Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
I was drawn to this poem by your opening summary as I, too, write about the mysteries and magic of the Universe. I found your bio to be very interesting and inspiring and look forward to reading some newly posted poems and stories.
Reviewed by angelina neves
Beautiful! ~"With a duty to survive and to advance/And discover the mystery of life we seek"~ that is exactly what i think is what we should do! Instead of going around killing each other... Lovely! :)
Reviewed by Linda Lavid
The mysteries that make us think, explore, then grow. Thanks for reminding me.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*
A good pondering. Just think, the stars that we believe we see may no longer exist. When we view the midnight sky, we're really looking into the past!

Love & Light always and in all ways,
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Enjoyed this poem very much, but are we alone?
Be safe,
Reviewed by jude forese
an absorbing and inspiring write, Douglas ...
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