Saturday, April 17, 2010
“We’re Heading To Mars,” he said
That red light up in the sky will become our destination.
From Felix the Cat, where every rock is a Martian in disguise
to Ray Bradbury and his tales of life on Mars,
this place has always been familiar in fantasy.
The president’s plan is to focus our scientific mind pool
to reach that planet before my lifetime is through
Somehow that dream awakens me
more than the fight to save the economy,
more than the wars in Afghanistan.
It’s not about fixing and destroying
It’s about exploring and discovering
and something in that goal gets my attention
and captures my imagination.