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Fluid and free like water,
silvery white like snow,
but water and cesium never
peacefully will go.

Forming Cesium Hydroxide,
together, they'll explode.
Able to eat through glass,
it's the strongest base ever known.

Discovered in 1860
by Gustoff Robert Kirchoff
and Robert Wilhelm Bunsen,
scientists from far off.

Averaged $30 per gram,
or about 10 grand per pound.
Commonly found with Rubidium,
it's a metal of some renown.

More isotopes than any other,
(it has about 32),
those who'd live without it
are numbered very few.

Zero, in fact, are they,
for even in Earth's crust,
Cesium is found 3 milligrams
per killogram of dirt and dust.

So all in all, throughout the land,
I'd just like you to see, ...
that of all the elements on the chart,
Cesium's the one for me!





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Casio said...
Feb. 10, 2010 at 9:05 pm
Anyone can write about love, anyone can write poems about love. It takes skill to turn the everyday into such deliberate poetry.
 
Noshabora This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm
thanks. :3
 
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