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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