Square Kilometer Array

They are going to build a telescope
Radio telescopes built in a giant array
To answer the questions of existence the hope
Furthering our understanding the questions of today

Astronomers seeking out the distant stars
Looking back to the dawn of creation
Further out in space than Jupiter or Mars
Eclipsing anything from Hubble or the Space Station

Billions of dollars amassed from near and far
Nothing in the Cosmos will be able to hide
Revealing planets orbiting a far distant star
Never noticing another starving child has died

Billions set to open the moment of creation
While the poor starve and waste away
Stars being born while millions of lives greet cessation
Science over the lives of many the sad play

Heaven opens to reveal the Devils on Earth
The Cosmoses’ beauty can never hide
Greater beauty in every child given birth
Scientists praised while millions of children died

Keep your Square Kilometer Array
The Heavens steal the food from the mouth of a child
Hell opens up for the scientists pleasure that day
Now a S.K.A. that will make me go wild.

20.14 22nd September 2009 AustEST
copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

Square Kilometer Array

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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Australia is to build a vast radio telescope, to be called the SKA
( Square Kilometer Array ) . It will cost billions ! I doubt it will feed one child.

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