A people’s chemist is like
the valence electrons
his life is shared and bonded
with the masses in their struggle for
a new order founded on justice
Amidst disorder of high degree
a people’s chemist is like
Gibbs free energy
focused on the work achieve
the people’s chemist understands
the formula to combine the strengths
of each unique property
and dissociate from greed and deceit
A people’s chemist works also in the
big laboratory of life, in the ricefields,
in the picket lines, in the slums and
on the hills, working out the solution
to poverty, hunger, idiocy and disease.
The dedication to serve the people
cannot be quantified or qualified.
It cannot be placed in test tubes,
measured with cylinders or gauged
by the number of cited publications.
The people’s chemist will be put to the test.
analytical, critical and radical, he must be,
for we seek to understand and transform nature
not for its sake, but so that the downtrodden
and despondents will someday be free.
By IT and OM
*for Jay-el, beating the deadliest deadline 😛
and all chemistry students, chemists and chemical engineers,
make science and technology serve the people!