Leave The Black Hole Alone

 

Original poetry by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Inspired by these articles:  Space.com & LiveScience.com

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

OPENING

 

Here's a cry for help, which you should read.

 

Crafted so well, it's gonna make your heart bleed.

 

A strong stellar force is strangely in need.

 

For the black hole, these are dark times, indeed.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

I was out of my brain,

 

Soaring on the astral plane,

 

In the nebula below the hunter's belt.

 

 

I passed on Betelgeuse,

 

And Rigel too, I mean, what's the use.

 

On these, many star gazers have dwelt.

 

 

While super giants were afar,

 

I surveyed the Trapezium stars.

 

The temps so high, even geodes would melt.

 

 

But while in that stellar nursery,

 

The exam was merely cursory,

 

Because A persistent pull could be felt.

 

 

Up ahead was something black,

 

Which told me it was time to circle on back.

 

Don't you know my anxiety was rising.

 

 

Collapsing stars are how they start.

 

The gravity so great it would pull me apart,

 

If I were to cross the event horizon.

 

 

But a theory that's traced to Stephen,

 

Says the odds, for and against, are even.

 

Simple folks like me find that surprising.

 

So I'm arising!

 

 

CHORUS

 

You better leave the black hole,

 

Leave the black hole alone.

 

Now listen, Stephen Hawking,

 

You need to stop the squawking.

 

You better leave the black hole,

 

Leave the black hole alone."

 

 

VERSE 2

 

It would be just fine,

 

For you to redefine,

 

E=MC2.                 [Note: That's E equals M times C squared.]  

 

No one would care.

 

But let me tell you straight, Hoss.

 

Thereís one line that you shouldnít cross.

 

From the comfort of your wheel chair.

 

You better leave the black hole alone.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

Before I call out another chorus,

 

Consider what happened to the brontosaurus?

 

Once regarded as the world's biggest herbivore,

 

Now poor old Bronti isn't mentioned any more.

 

Just because they didn't like the look of his bones.

 

I don't give a damn if Steve is top notch.

 

Or even if I'm sent 25 year old scotch.

 

This thing ain't gonna happen, not on my watch...

 

You better leave the black hole alone.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

Change is a constant,

 

On this we can depend.

 

And while itís ever present,

 

Iím not saying itís a friend.

 

Just a reality that we accept today.

 

 

Word of change comes from our teachers

 

Other times itís learned in the school yard,

 

On the field, or behind the bleachers.

 

Sometimes easy, sometimes hard,

 

The myths of youth are swept away.

 

 

VERSE 5

 

Like the Easter Bunny,

 

And the Tooth Fairy.

 

And a whole host of North Pole residents.

 

Darkís where the boogie man awaits.

 

 

But it stops being funny

 

And starts getting scary

 

When he ignores the circumstantial evidence.

 

Confusion. That's what he creates.

 

So allow me to restate...

 

 

CHORUS

 

You better leave the black hole,

 

Leave the black hole alone.

 

Now listen, Stephen Hawking,

 

You need to stop the squawking.

 

Lest I pay you a visit,

 

With a warning: "This is it!

 

You better leave the black hole,

 

Leave the black hole alone."

 

 

VERSE 6

 

When, in the course of black hole events,

 

A puny earthling is chosen to represent,

 

In a suit to stop this unfounded attack.

 

 

But Stephen's crafty legal team,

 

Quashed the indictment with a Trump White House theme:

 

That his was merely an alternative fact.

 

Yeah, that was whack.

 

He better leave the black hole alone.

 

 

VERSE 7

 

Now if science appreciates,

 

That someone of my stature,

 

Had the cajones to take Stephen to task.

 

 

What honor would I rate?

 

Well, that's a real head scratcher.

 

Something more than a monogrammed flask.

 

 

Now, what would really be groovy,

 

Is if the Milky Way went through rebranding,

 

To something like...The Chrome Dome Galaxy.

 

 

Or if Spielberg produced a movie,

 

'Bout how a gentleman of understanding,

 

Chose to right Hawking's black hole fallacy.

 

 

CLOSEOUT

 

You better leave the black hole,

 

Leave the black hole alone.

 

If you don't lift your black hole smear.

 

I'll have to shift your chair into gear,

 

And take you on a long ride down a short peer.

 

Surely now I've made my position clear...

 

"You better leave the black hole,

 

Leave the black hole alone."

 

 

The End

 

Copyright © Michael Kimbro 2017.  All rights reserved.

 

 

Keywords:  Poems about a black hole in space, Theoretical physics, Verses about the cosmos, Astronomy, Constellation Orion poetry, Odes about cosmology, Poems about science.