Frozen star you have more warmth
Than we have on earth,
Though you live 4.5 light-years away,
Just above the Absolute Zero.
We on earth are killing each other at regular intervals,
Squandering the wisdom of our religions,
Denying us the radiation of our hearts –
Satan in us never rests.
The lust for material glory is endless,
The power of the ego unblinking,
We want to be Gods,
But without their compassion.
Much as I walked through the corridors of the world,
Much I heard the shrill noises of self-glory,
Much I saw the lust of materialism,
Much I felt the sickness of narcissism.
It seems mankind and wisdom are
Like an asymptote and a curve,
Closer they get,
But yet they never meet.
Dear frozen star,
I wish I had never visited earth,
Let alone its world,
I would have liked to live in eternity with you.
Suffern, New York, Dec. 19, 2016; Rev. Dec. 22,2016
The star mentioned here is Alpha Centauri, which is 4.37 light-years
from us, that is about 26,220,000,000 miles. It is among the brightest
stars in the sky.