A Chemical Engineering Poem

April 14, 2015

I am but an element


Surrounded by structures made of cement


In pursuit to become a molecule


One like or unlike me, together we will not be ridiculed

Our bond would tie us and I wish


Nobody observed us under a petri dish


Or determined our structure through spectroscopy


The warmth we share being our enthalpy 


Our entropy being how we change


We may decay, but feelings-wise not rearrange


We will not try to be like a noble gas


No matter how greener the grass


May seem to be on the other side


We will be who we are and enjoy the ride


We will be the same in equality


For our mole fractions shall equal unity


We will find hope, we will find trust


Unlike iron, we will not rust


When the time shall come, we will disintegrate


In hope our electron clouds may integrate


Just like a product of R or K with T


Tales would be told of our energy


And as if by fate, perhaps on a bus


An Engineering student will read of us


The function we had in society


How we helped someone get a PhD


At least our story the very few knew


My love for you eternally renewed


On the Periodic Table, they may find us a place


Whether we behave as an acid or a base


We will always be together, in close proximity


From time = 0 to infinity.

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