Poetry by Jeff Green

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Hydrogen

by cricketjeff on January 14, 2012.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Though hydrogen’s the lightest gas
It makes up for its lack of mass
By being most of all there is
And giving giant stars their fizz.
A proton (made of three small quarks)
Is guarded by the dad of sparks,
Electrons (which are lighter still)
Are drawn to protons with a will
And, since they’re scared of loneliness,
(It makes them sad and causes stress)
They drag their protons off to where
Two hydrogens can form a pair
And that’s the gas that teachers teach
Goes “pop” when there’s a flame in reach!