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Do you have time for another astrophysical pome!?
A Spacey Time Pome
Dr!. Albert Einstein said
ride a light beam in your head!.
Something strange will happen!.
(you might want flight insurance)
Are you up and belted in!?
It would be a real sin
to fall, upon the blast-off!
(you see what I mean about flight insurance)
Now at cosmos’ speed limit
Whoa! Hold on! Wait a minute!
Something strange does happen!.
(I don’t think I can get my money back)
When you see me coming through
what you see is very blue,
when you see me go I’m red!.
(don’t blame me, talk to Edwin Hubble!)
This little fact fills my head,
not without a little dread
I return, you may be dead!.
(…wait, just a thought experiment!)
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
If I could travel near the speed of light
So all my clocks ran slow, how could I tell
If time dilation stopped them, or they might
Instead with a rewinding do as well!.
If I could travel on a train that sped
At speeds in excess of one half of c,
Headlong toward one just like the one foresaid,
Would time stand still for passengers like me!?
And if the average mass density
Of God's great realm exceeds Omega too,
Could I despite its vast immensity
Pursue myself until my face was blue!.
Oh, if instead I were a certain kaon
The Universe would show more charity
I'd travel to and fro in spacetime, play on
The violation of full parity!.
But here, alas, I am a mortal man
A poet and a scientist, no more -
I'm not a kaon, light beam, one who can
Transcend reality - and I'm vexed sore
But I can see quite well with my mind's eye
Imagination flies where it is sent
And so I sit quite still and let it fly
Around the globe in thought experiment!.
That is my limitation and my bliss -
I can do little else, but can do this!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Is that a one seater or a two seater!? Do you need a passport to go!? Will I have to wait in line, have my baggage searched only to find out that I can't take my fingernail clippers, because they are considered a weapon(ever seen someone stabbed to death with fingernail clippers!?) How much did you spend on gas!? !.!.!. never mind I think I found another ride!.!.!. nice work, I like a little humor to break up my life in an urn!. I mean really!.!.!. nice work!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Great translation of little understood scientific theories - I loved the commentaries!. Very entertaining!. I think my favorite is the last - the structure of spacetime!. ?Www@QuestionHome@Com
This is the stuff of which chocolate bars are made!. It's the "Right Stuff!." Good work!. ( note: I hate good job, makes me feel like a dog that pooped!. good job Toto, good job )Www@QuestionHome@Com
That was super bright, great show *applause*!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Interesting experiment!. Fun poem to read!. Thoroughly enjoyed it!. Well done!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
WOW, Creatively funny! : )
Cheers : )Www@QuestionHome@Com
Entertaining, light and fluffy!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Too funny! And well written, including rhyme, meter and form!. I think I want this one!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
This is hilarious! I love it!Www@QuestionHome@Com
This one goes in the book!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Very nice work!. I like it!Www@QuestionHome@Com
I thought Comet was for cleaning! Well said!.!.!.yes, funny too!Www@QuestionHome@Com
What a blast! That's my Sis!!! Atta girl!! Firing on all Retros! (Hysterical)!.
Kiddo you got rockets in your head!.Www@QuestionHome@Com