It surprised me to hear that some ‘stars’ in the sky are planets
It made me wonder if others are watching our planet
Our planet must be like a star to some
Scientists say this planet and that planet can’t possibly have life
Who knows for sure if they are right or wrong?
Someone is star gazing – he sees one star and knows it’s a planet
The planet interests him/captures his imagination
He wonders if there may be life there and what the beings could be like
They say on his world that the planet – it’s Earth – can’t have life
He shrugs and looks at Mars and wonders if there’s life there, instead
I rose and looked towards the sky -
Not long till light of day;
The planet seemed to be a star,
So many miles away.
I guessed about the life forms there -
Or was the planet dead?
They say there can’t be life on Earth!
I looked at Mars instead…
For Sara’s My Quiet Place contest