Hills Astronomy Group
Poems by Jim Fulcomer
What's great about Astronomy, is, there's something
new each day
Mysterious things from outer space come constantly our way.
Space rocks coming close to us are always a concern
Should we all just "duck and cover" or see what we can learn?
A most peculiar space-rock recently came swinging by
Not a comet - rather dim, coming at us from on high.
In an orbit not elliptical, but very hyperbolic
With and origin from Lyra. Unlikely metabolic.
They named it U-moo-a-moo-a, and it was shaped like a cigar
Exactly what an alien craft might be, coming from another star.
But n signals were detected and it was cleared by SETI
Which dampened any theories it could be Captained by a Yeti.
U-moo-amoo-a now is zipping fast away
in Pegasus direction - it didn't plan to stay.
But now we know that other rocks are out there, drawing nigh
Should any of them get in our way - just kiss your butt