Introduction

What lies over there in the distant universe beyond the black hole? Have you ever wondered about that? I have in a poem from The Scream poetry collection by Danny Ballan.

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Beyond the Black Hole

One day far away into the future of our species, we are finally able to connect with other beings capable of logical reasoning as we think we are the only ones who can do it. It is so shocking to finally know there are people out there just like us, or are they? Can we call them people? What if they are only clever animals, but that is who we are, is it not? How can we tell if they are like us? What is the ultimate test? Let’s see if they share the most advanced and consistent qualities we have shared throughout our history. We need to label them. It cannot be done any other way. This is how our advanced minds work, anyway.

Beyond the Black Hole

What if there were other souls
On the other side of the black hole?
What if our hands reach out
and touch their hearts?
Could they be blacker?
Then when we look back
will we see our hearts so white?

What if they do not believe in what we do?
what if partial truth matters not,
will we then convert those infidels
will we baptize them with fire
with dirt, with tears, with blood
with our arrogance shelling who they are?
will we teach them to be human?

What if they do not use money?
How will they be indebted to our banks?
What if they do not have chiefs?
How will we enslave them then?
What if they do not have a god?
Will we change our scriptures to include them?
Will we teach them to be human?

What if they crave no possessions?
What if they think they are all the same?
What if they need no protection?
What if they mean no one no harm?
How will we justify our shields and guns
flooding their land to strike civil war?
How will we teach them to be human?

What if they are far stronger and more advanced
yet they do not mean to raid our world?
Will we accept that we are not the best?
Will our warmongering heroes pick a fight?
To sacrifice what need not be sacrificed
to give martyrs a causeless cause to die for;
can we but once not be so human?

<a href="https://englishpluspodcast.com/author/dannyballanowner/" target="_self">Danny Ballan</a>

Danny Ballan

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Danny is a podcaster, teacher, and writer. He worked in educational technology for over a decade. He creates daily podcasts, online courses, educational videos, educational games, and he also writes poetry, novels and music.

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