In space, so far, so dark and bleak,
Are moons and planets of immense mystique,
They possess the potential as homes to us,
Humans in the far reaches of outer space.

We searched far and wide for a suitable home,
In the midst of cold and barren skies we roamed,
Until finally, we found several viable worlds,
Yet to us, their potential was yet to be unfurled.

With resources of life, gas and steam,
We’d colonize Mars, the Moon and beyond,
But sadly to people, the cost is too great,
Yet act we must, before it’s too late!

For our world, our home, will be crowded black,
A void to encompass demise inevitable,
For unless we lighten the load of Mother Earth, unbearably too real,
Our doom is final,
Our fate is sealed.