Waiting for a Message from Mars

Waiting for a Message from Mars

Everyday Secrets? Leah Lubin last book of poetry is full of secrets and marvelous words. Discover some of them today: Waiting for a Message from Mars.

Waiting for a Message from Mars

Mars by Leah Lubin

Waiting for a Message from Mars by Leah Lubin

The Mars Polar Lander

fully equipped

on its way to Mars.

An 87-day mission.

Never called home.

We shared the moment

that wasn’t.


The empty disappointed

faces of NASA scientists.

is the fare we shared as

a nation.


With each attempt to reach

the Polar Lander showed us

clearly the plans gone wrong.

In the small hours of the night,

surely new plans were being made

to try again. Go up again.

Bring the sights and sounds of the

Red Planet back to Earth.


Deep Space 2 team,

is there still water on Mars?

Did Mars have a warm and humid past?

Is Mars a possible future stop for mankind?

Your research and continued efforts

have our support, as we stand by

Awaiting your next action.

Because for me it’s the effort that counts.

With no plans to move to

Mars, I do believe that

it’s in the cosmos where we’ll find

our fascination. The cosmos

and its mystery and beauty.

God’s gift to all who might look.

Look up and be inspired.


So keep on, keeping on.

Bring us new pictures,

true tales that include

no little red men hidden

in ancient planets.

But bring us your best efforts,

share even when you lost.

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is an author and artist. Born in Haifa, Israel in 1951, she moved to England when she was six years old. By the time she was 14, she knew that she wanted to be an artist, and at the age of 17, she enrolled in the Barnet College of Art, part of the London University system. She moved to the United States in 1979, and became an American citizen in 1986. Leah now makes her home in California.

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