I gaze up at the sky
And I see the most amazing sight.
Stars glitter like lighthouses,
Beckoning to be reached out to.
The moon radiates her beauty,
A fraction of what’s only out there.
The night sky swirls around the star and the moon,
Leaving an air of mystery.
It makes me want to reach out among the stars
And savor all the sights that await.
The molecules that make up every inch of my body
Urge me to journey into their place of origin.
Something beautiful and pure
Radiates from the universe.
The universe is my frontier
And I intend to explore every inch that awaits.
But, instead, I am stuck here on a planet
Where the simpletons run the show and
The corrupt feast on the endless rewards.
I have to watch religions slaughter each other
In the name of a god that never existed.
I have to watch Mother Earth decay around me
As we drain the life force from her natural beauty
And kill her children in the name of fashion and sport.
I have to watch people deny each other basic rights
Because their religion or culture does not agree with it.
I have to watch people fight a losing war
Where we wear the most blood on our hands.
I have to watch people in the droves
Act like slaves in order to make a dime.
Here I am, stuck on a planet of misery and hate
When a universe of wonder and awe
Awaits someone to come and find
What really is out there.