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Dragon And the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

We were looking at pictures from the Mars Reconnaisance Rover.
Dragon became so very excited, and he wanted to go right over.
Before we let him go we showed him Orbiter pics he’d never seen.
Like the Worms on Mars, or the glass tunnels hidden in the ravens.

And the spring to fall trees that grow up and out of the sand dunes.
Dark, and mysterious, growing in straight lines, as to a pipers tune.
On top of the dunes, on the sides where the warm sun is coming thru…
Are they alive, or a trick the planet learned, to taunt us, it has accrued?

And the Seven Sisters that are located on that southern extinct volcano,
Are they artifacts left over from that old volcano’s mysterious inferno?
The Seven Sisters are perfectly formed holes to great caverns below…
Flat basalt floors far down, meteors opened with their mighty blows.

They’re hotter inside in the winter than the vast planet’s surface above.
And cooler in the summer, so do they hold an atmosphere, to speak of?
And do they have people, down below there, which the planet still loves?
Is there a civilization hidden down there, to some day… be spoken of?

Do people still abide underground, in these barren, desert type lands?
There was once water in abundance, all over, was it then, oh, so grand?
Was the atmosphere once thicker, before the planets core went so cold?
Did an atmosphere protect it back then, from cosmic rays, now so bold?

The water remains now, in the ground, under Carbon monoxide and sand,
Where the carbon monoxide keeps it frozen and hidden, but close at hand.
Is it also in caverns below, where its inhabitants might now still be alive?
Is it possible that in caverns below, a whole civilization may still survive?

Dragon couldn’t wait to find out the truth, of what this planet might hide.
He’s far too impatient, to wait for the scrapes that science would provide.
So he touched the sky flying over to Mars, and found, a sign explaining…
Posted on the glass tunnels, it said, “We won’t be back, Gone to earth.”

Dragon came back with the anticlimactic ending he now had to report.
Did the Martians that lived there in the past… did they make it to earth?
Now only time and science will tell us, what we want, to some day know.
Are WE the Martians that lived there, from them, did God bring us forth?

Based upon information brought to us by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbitor.

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  1. Date: 6/27/2015 8:38:00 PM

    A great story Carol. This contest is right up your alley.
  1. Date: 6/27/2015 5:46:00 PM

    One of the best I have read so far! Good luck in the contest.
  1. Date: 6/27/2015 3:14:00 PM

    But I always thought Martians were green! We have white, black, red, yellow, but, alas, no green. :)
  1. Date: 6/27/2015 1:39:00 PM

    - An exciting journey for the Dragon .... he always learning new things :) - Enjoy reading - As always superbly written, Carol - I wish you a lovely weekend - hugs // Anne-Lise :)

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