A Poem for Saturday: I Wonder Why
By NASA Astronaut Don Pettit
While onboard the International Space Station

I wonder why the sky is up, and why the stars abound?

And why the Sun comes up each morn, and why the Earth goes ’round?

I wonder what the Sun on Mars, would bring at dusk and dawn?

I wonder what two moons would say, from Earth lit sky when Sun is gone

I wonder if Mars mountain crags would be a sight to hold?

I wonder if I’d dare to climb, how could I be so bold!

I wonder when Man’s mind will grow, and cease to be so small

I wonder when we’ll venture forth, I hope before we fall

I wonder if we’ll never dare, to reach up through the sky

Forever doomed to live on Earth, and this, I wonder why?
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