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Mars, The Other Earth ( a poem of inspiration)
Once inhabitable, this watery planet, Mars...much more than candy bars,
Its canals and geometric forms, indicative of an advanced culture, Mars.
A globe much researched, in our solar system perched, among the stars,
Might someday this orb, be in our itinerary, among other planetary boxcars?
Are we all the truest extraterrestrials, here on this planetary sanctuary,
Perhaps, to come as marbles sent spiraling, Mars as our intermediary?
As our brother planet, experienced wars, revolutionary, or a mercenary,
Did asteroids strike then, changes to begin, or something extraordinary?
Perhaps they may say...who are we, where did we come from, our kind,
Perchance, we may be as much as alien, as such, and as is so defined.
Will we breathe air and be able to sustain it, on this strange new planet,
Shall we all go one day, following through as we say, is etched in granite?
Will Mars be our new and permanent home, no more planets to seek or roam,
Maybe just a stepping stone, one among many so shone, and more to come?
The Red Planet, now much dust and so seems like rust, as far as the eye sees,
Perhaps too late, for the fourth planet, if we all wait, this Roman namesake, Ares,
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