Thank You, Dr. Hawking

Updated on July 30, 2018
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Melissa enjoys writing poetry to express herself, and loves learning about new styles and experimenting with different patterns.

This is a poem about Dr. Stephen Hawking, thanking him for all the contributions he has made during his life, and celebrating his life and work.

Thank You, Dr. Hawking

Even if you were confined to a chair

You could still use your eyes

To see across the stars

To defy all the odds and exist

You led mankind across the universe

Traversing through ages of equations and speculations

From stardust you came

and to the stardust you will go

Your time here was brief

But you gave us infinity

In the depths of black holes

You were born on Galileo's death

And died on Einstein's birth

Life is punctuated by the birth and loss of brilliant thoughts

You once said you wanted to know the mind of God

To learn why we are here, why we exist

Maybe we exist to question

Maybe we exist to explore

Maybe we're all time travelers at your party

Even if we can only dance in one direction

Maybe we exist to connect to others

To make life a constellation full of bright shining stars

To forever shape and change them with our gravity

Maybe we're just a happy accident

In a factory run by no one

Spilling dreams into the emptiness

Making meaning out of nothingness

Maybe we exist simply to enjoy our brief flashes of light

In the darkness of spacetime

I am glad you helped us wonder

I am glad you helped us wander

I am glad you existed

Thank you, Dr. Hawking

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        threekeys 

        4 months ago

        He offered so much to the world through such extreme limiting conditions.

        What a beautiful honouring to Dr. Hawking.

        He was a shining comet of bright illumination to each and everyone of us.

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        whonunuwho 

        4 months ago from United States

        In this, I do so agree, my friend. He was a brilliant star that only was here for a short time. We will always remember this genius and his contribution to our lives. Thank you for this nice tribute to a great individual. Many blessings. whonu

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