Engineering is an art
A craft of great purpose.
The creation and innovation,
Of things that come from the heart.
For every problem, one can find
A solution which can be reached through engineering design.
Like Daedalus and his winged creation,
And Icarus who flew.
How far can we reach as well
If we aim for the sun too.
We can build the Earth a clockwork heart
And skyscrapers that touch the stars
Automated robots with sentience,
And artificial skin to erase all scars.
For it was Prometheus who stole the flame
To help the very first engineers survive.
And thus to build and create
Is the reason we’re all alive.
Yet we carry a weight of responsibility
Like Atlas who held up the sky and all
Hubris must not be our fatal flaw
Let it be remembered that Icarus did fall.
As we forge our way into this world
In ways that Hephaestus himself would envy
Remembering that the only limits to our creation Are perhaps the laws of physics
And the frenzies of our imagination.