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The Last Link to Being-The Tale of Ribonucleotides-

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The Last Link to Being-The Tale of Ribonucleotides-

I curse thee ribonucleotides
For to shatter my faith was your goal
and the spec of light I held inside
You've replaced with a vacuous hole

For science has proven beyond any doubt
That you came to exist on your own
Elements melded in perfect conditions
The recipe is finally known

These roots of life have been made in a lab
and they needed no ethereal spark
I close my eyes and try to forget
But there is no return to the dark

I'm stuck on this rock, what  reason to be?
In the truth there exists no compassion
I curse thee ribonucleotides
and this empty heart that you've fashioned

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  1. Date: 2/19/2011 6:32:00 AM
    Intensely intricate lines of disgust and frustration yet lab creations will be a part of this society for decades to come Joe .. look at all the cloning going on.. luv.. true there is no feeling deep inside ... like a star that does not shine my friend.. dramatic piece enjoyed with luv..

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 9:25:00 AM
    ...and lab creations, we are reminded of the "Brave New World" that awaits in the future. Please take comfort in knowing that there is some compassion and support to be found, even if only on this website. This incredibly meaningful and thought-provoking poem goes to my favorites. Reach out, Joe, and I will always respond. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 9:23:00 AM
    A very compelling statement, Joe. We haven't even reached the point where humans are cloned, but many of us feel like we have empty hearts. The feelings you describe I have experienced also, but I think the most astonishing example of this was found in the novel "Frankenstein." The "monster" wanted only compassion from his creator and to have someone love him. Read this book three times and his loneliness overwhelms me. By using the scientific references to ribonucleotides and lab (cont.)

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 5:04:00 AM
    Whoa...if the heart is empty, Joe, you'll be able to fill it with all sorts of great stuff! You can be your own chemist and come up with new alloys. I'm sure you've loads of 'compassion' sitting on the back burner. Keep well, stay fit...and so wishing the best to you and your!! Love, Mikki