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