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Black Holes: A Recipe

April 16, 2012
By bearsfan654 SILVER, Elmhurst, Illinois
bearsfan654 SILVER, Elmhurst, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Feb 20, 1962, The USA launches John Glenn into Earth orbit. Something America could do fifty years ago.... but not today." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Star light, star bright
You see a star with might
Yet this glowing spherical symbol of peace
Slowly begins to decease

The supergiant star causes an implosion
As the collapsing begins the explosion
X-rays flee, then one can see
The next black hole to be

The minuscule hole slowly brings
Immense light strings
It sounds the entrance as the black hole’s crown
Slowly going down

The eater becomes bigger
As it devours stars with vigor
The matter comes in but never out
It’s just a one way route

Suddenly there’s nothing else to eat
For the black hole, it’s now discreet
The dying light once showing us a glutton’s crime
Now shows the black hole starving through time

While the gluttons cannot starve to the end
Einstein, every physicist’s friend
Theorized the evaporation of the eaters
As the universe becomes their heaters

The author's comments:
I like writing poems about the masterpieces in our universe that are rarely taught in school. I also decided to write this poem in the AABB rhyme scheme. In the 3rd stanza, I consider the second and third "down"'s as part of the last line.

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