Why is an atom just happy as hell
When it has a completely filled outer shell?
Electrons must be like a tasty snack
If they can't have a full shell with no empty spaces
It's so neat that when atoms share electrons like this
It's so powerful and strong that with high temperature
Some useful varieties of atoms, I'm told
With fewer outermost particles and so
When they pour through a wire, lines of force are created
Electro-magnetic fields at the speed of light
We use them every day in a myriad of ways,
No TV, no shavers, no stereophonic sound,
Still I worry and wonder at these particles we use
Have we found all the chores these workhorses will do?
Man may never reach the stars say some of the sages,
by D. Edgar Murray