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