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Attraction

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Below is the poem entitled Attraction which was written by poet Bernard Barclay. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Attraction

You expect teachers 
to tell the truth
or at least
know the truth
as a child
A Teacher stood 
at the head of our class

Gravity is created
by centrifugal force
taking a bucket 
full of water 
he swung it round
in circles

See how the water
stays at the bottom
of the bucket
that's the force 
Gravity
that keeps us 
on the planet

My mind thought 
that can't be right
we are on the outside 
of the planet
going round 
and round

Then surly like
the bike wheel
the force 
would throw 
us off

Gravity
must be 
something 
different
since then 
I have learned

Einstein
believed
that Gravity
was created 
by the curvature
of space and time

That like a blanket 
wraps itself 
around the earth
holding us down
to the planet
it's hard to argue

Einstein
was no fool
but to me
I think of space 
and time
as the proverbial
nothing
 
But then 
with space
we know that
the proverbial
nothing
is actually 
something

we sit 
in the middle 
of a miracle
and question 
the impossible
how can something
never end

and yet 
that is
the description 
of space
a never ending
vacuum
devoid of energy
black saturn

a tapestry
or canvas
on which God paints
the endless 
energy 
of life

an
eternity 
of nothing
stretching on
for endless time
yet my mind 
still thinks

Gravity
could be
the simple atom
the microscopic
building block
of life

the atom
attracts 
other atoms 
attempting 
to link together

could gravity
be created
by this 
attraction
could 
matter 
simple be 
attracted 
to matter







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Date: 2/28/2017 6:31:00 AM
Your definition of gravity in the last three stanza is a beautiful work of imagination and experience ... Enjoyed the poem very much ...