I suppose it was inevitable during my covid enforced travel hiatus I'd start blogging some more random none travel related stuff just to keep myself amused. In this case we have a poem I probably thought was quite clever when I wrote it many, many years ago. I'm not sure exactly when I wrote it but I stumbled across it while slightly hung over this morning. Please forgive me the late great Stephen Hawkin for borrowing your title and bastardising science, but I figure I may as well share it and see what people think.
A Brief History in Rhyme
Right at the start, at the beginning of time
there was nothing, not even words to rhyme,
Until one day there was the big bang
that started it all, you, me the whole gang.
Its light spread far, its light spread wide,
so far the whole universe is hidden inside.
Right at the start it was unbearably hot
but this was just the start of the plot.
After years and years it started to cool,
and hydrogen atoms began to rule.
Atoms are tiny they are smaller than sand,
billions and billions make up your hand.
they floated around in the void just like dust
Until gravity said ‘come together you must’
Many joined up so incredibly tight
That they made a star and so came light
Inside stars different atoms are made
and then stars explode, but don’t be afraid
Stars may go but the atoms survive
And the blast carries them far and wide
These atoms make planets like Venus and Mars,
they even made the earth and that’s all ours.
Atoms make up water or H2O
two hydrogen one oxygen, there you go
Atoms made earth and atoms made trees
and trees change carbon into the air that we breathe
They came together to make the land and the sea,
everything from the biggest elephant to the tiniest flea.
Many creatures came and the strongest survived,
while many tried only the best multiplied.
Atoms are everywhere, they make everything
from the poorest man to the wealthiest king
Wherever you’re from and whoever you are
you’re made of atoms that came from a star.
Well that's quite enough of that.