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#Poetry ‘The Foundation’ by Fiza Pathan

August 13, 2014

The Foundation


There is a fable out there talking about another cosmos,

A galaxy or a burning star shining outwards on a course.

The facts have been altered & history has been changed,

Some scientists who we call foundation were once called deranged.

The foundation has been set & the world has changed its hue,

There are other life forms out there which are practically new.

The nuclear devastation is true when the robot has spun a mind,

Thoughts of others have been put into action changing mankind.

Mars has found water with a desert over a sea so vast,

It tantalizes the mind about how we have overlooked the past.

The foundation stone has been set in soil which has a brain,

Computers are at our doorstep which stretches our minds to strain.

Isaac Asimov once drew a map of letters to depict this foundation,

Our advancement has proven him right the fruit of continuation.

The astronomers conjure up a world of orbs of hot gases,

Only time will tell however how long this passes.

The foundation has been set & the planets are seven times strong,

You will do much with your reckoning if anything goes wrong.

The red sun shines out over a new colony so far away,

We could not reach them yesterday but we shall today.

A pillar of fire shall burn heat into our cold veins so ice like,

An atom or a molecule will throw dust upon a world so life like.

The spectre of the electron will pass through the foundation set,

We will be the overcomers of our futuristic ideas with no regret.

The robots are living but the soul is dead for all too blind to see,

The foundation arises from sunken continents for you & me.

So shoot with the frozen comet & head for the moon,

Otherwise you will do battle with the likes of Cain till your doom.

Asimov wrote the Foundation of our dreams,

Future in the guise of a fable is more than what it really seems.

Therefore read the foundation & take it all to heart,

There is a story for every invention & all we have to do is start.

Copyright 2014 Fiza Pathan

Image courtesy:

This image is a reproduction of an original painting by renowned science-fiction and fantasy illustrator Rowena Morill. It depicts Dr. Isaac Asimov enthroned with symbols of his life’s work.

From → Literature, Poetry

  1. wonderful Fiza 🙂 what a lovely poem, loved it

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