Mars- Our Future
Zoe London, Grade 5, St Ives North Public School
Earth is annihilated, people are in turmoil,
Her resources are depleted and all is but detrimental soil.
The environment deceased and the animals are few,
Earth itself is a sickening brown hue.
But wait! Our existence is no longer in vain,
A neighbouring planet is found, it will alleviate our pain.
Fortunately it is just over fifty-four million kilometres away.
A planet of crimson, we’ll arrive there someday.
Mars, a scarlet cherry. Mars sunsets are blue.
The iron oxide provides its russet hue.
In Summer Mars is a mere twenty degrees.
But visiting in Winter, you'll surely freeze.
Despite our efforts and fancy technology,
Life on Mars is still a fantasy.
If we work together; set aside our differences and past,
Mars is in grasp, we will reach her at last.