blue and brown milky way galaxy

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No more Snips and Snails,
and don’t give me your Puppy-dogs’ Tails.
I no longer believe that guff,
Big boys are made of sterner stuff.

No, believe me, girls,
I’d rather believe I’m all of three gases,
With, a regular bargain,
Just a touch of calcium and carbon.

And the merest smidgeon
Of a few more elements,
Sulphur and magnesium,
Sodium and potassium.

But in his wisdom Carl Sagan,
That famous cosmologist,
Said, “In the final analysis,”
One we can trust,
“We are all just stardust.”