It was heard in every place The tragic loss of a man of thought, A researcher of time and space, A down to earth astronaut.
But he wasn’t “down to earth”, Instead he was quite the opposite Incredible ideas and theories A creativity that would never quit He’d stand on the shoulders of giants He stands even though he sits.
He’s Superman in a floating space station And though he lost at quantum chess, His ideas are heard in every nation Of a great man, you would expect no less.
So how do we cope you may ask? How does one recover in a world so weary, Well surprisingly enough he gave us the answer. It’s his Hawking Radiation Theory.
Hawking radiation weakens a black hole But this is more than just celestial entities. It can describe coping as a whole. Or instead coping as a hole, you see. Like his theory, grief diminishes over time. We learn to move on and remember. We write the legacy he built in his prime. And we make a flame from the dying ember. A flame! A beacon! To light the future and radiate through all of creation. Radiate through all of time! Now that’s Hawking Radiation.
Stephen Hawking was a man who defied all forces who tried to stop him, including himself! He showed the true potential that people can have and he is one of the reasons why I plan to study Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering. So that I can work with a space agency and live my dream of aiding in research regarding space. His death was one of the most shocking things I have heard in my life and it spurred me to write this in memory of Stephen William Hawking.