Lex’s research was destroyed in a single day
what led to the discovery of his identity was a mystery
but the results were enough to betray
the trust he built up through the years
now in question
with the surprise discovery feeding fears
that Lex the scholar was an enemy spy
spying on their weaknesses
to exploit and make them comply
it was true he was from another race
however his intentions were peaceful
he was just creating a knowledge base
too late to explain
as people swarmed around
with no questions asked
viciously taking him down
have you ever wondered what will grow on Mars someday
when mankind lands on the planet’s harsh red clay?
in a distant future where humans can go anyplace
and are masters of planet-hopping in space
the alien landscapes will provide a place to grow
food and plants for any aficionado
the planet’s inhabitants teaching humans about their geography
opening up the doors to communication and community
imagine then a time of peace
lasting for eternity
time was lost when earth’s clocks rebelled
against constraints man’s science brought to bear
triggering deafening alarms and chimes everywhere
shattering clocks of every type and style
leaving broken timekeepers behind in a pile
and other mechanical cousins
products of man’s efforts to capture time
bending universal physics like salt water taffy
in order to control society
making people account for every hour of the day
and when to pray
until cosmic forces finally intervened
against the invention by human beings
the gods gathered one day to stage a race
between a Kangaroo and an AI Go Cart in Space
the track was located in the Milky Way
and the race was scheduled to last a day
the Kangaroo’s distant-eating hops set the pace
during the first few hours of the epic race
but the AI Go Cart went into another gear
soon it was watching the kangaroo in it’s rear mirror
to the delight of some of the gods gathered there
who had entered the longshot AI Go Cart on a dare!
Icarus flew too close to the sun and his wings melted, but mankind’s desire to fly through the ages withstood mythologies warning. Tales of the old gods slipped into oblivion and were translated into technology… opening the door for new gods to worship.
All powerful Thoth, the Ibis God, gave way to airplanes and spaceships…the spawn of the transformation and worshipped by mortals who love flight. The natural world shifted and birds (god’s messengers) shared the skies with machines.
Mankind’s lust for flight takes each spaceship further into the cosmos in an endless search for the furthest limits of universes.
Eternity has teased the galaxies since the dawn of time, hinting at a false permanence among the stars, only to disappoint. Cosmic things keep changing.
Universal chaos is a constant in oxygen-deprived deep space where civilizations struggle to emerge among the primordial planets, with dreams of eternal bliss.
There is no end, and no beginning in eternity. It just is. A state of inter-galactic flux that favors no species. All struggle to survive while searching the heavens and praying to ancient gods among the constellations for immortality. Eternity.
Stellar souls sing songs of heaven, vainly courting eternity with diverse beliefs.
Millions of Americans breathlessly watched the Apollo 11 land on the moon with two American astronauts aboard. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Black and white TV’s nationwide watched the fuzzy images of the two men hopping around on the moon’s crust.
America puffed out it’s chest.
Two national heroes were born. America was winning the space race. A sense of national pride swelled from the farms to the cities throughout the country. Science triumphed. The future was here.
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong gushed.
Somewhere in a secret studio: “That’s a wrap!” the director said.