Poems and Thoughts by Frank Maurer
Our Sun.Up early this morning.
Past by the easterly-facing window
And was flooded by that orange ball
Which has warmed me for 81 years.
My thoughts flowed back through history
To all the controversies which this
Golden Ball, our source of life, has created.
"Our Earth was created by our loving god
And there is no doubt that it must be
The center of the masses of spinning celestial bodies."
Any who opposed such a holy concept
Were condemned, or excommunicated,
Or threatened with death (or worse);
Horrible results for a gregarious creature.
Back to the present, still viewing the yet ever-rising sun,
I realized how fortunate I was
To live in a time when such thoughts are now absurd.
But the human skepticism continues
For many new scientific discoveries
Which severely challenge our belief systems.
When will tolerance and thoughtful evaluation
Oust the tenacious myths, plaguing our human minds?
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