This is the poem that I read for a poetry slam competition about a month ago. I did not advance because it wasn't about life struggles or personal battles like all of the other participants, but everyone said that it was amazing and was the only truly original piece of the entire competition. I hope you enjoy it!
This is a poem I wrote for the late Carl Sagan, a scientist, astronomer and so much more that I have much respect for. He was responsible for many space endeavors to include the pioneer plaque, voyager space probe and SETI to name just a few. I have read many of his books and find that he was a man before his time. He should have been born 1000 years from now so that he could fully enjoy the wonders of the vast Universe and the exquisitely tiny world of atoms. Carl Sagan shall ever be my inspiration for learning and the motivation behind my works aimed at the betterment of mankind.