The chemistry lesson


Acids and bases, solids and gases,

periodic tables learnt in classes,

Aim, apparatus and diagrams drawn,

                                   method to guide and experiment born,                                      

Protons, neutrons, electrons and moles,

dancing sodium in cold water bowls,

practical potions on battered benches,

the notebooks stained with substance stenches

pangs of coffee hanging from the prep room,

magnesium ribbon brightening the gloom,

molecules, formulae, covalent bonds,

conjuring chemicals with glass stirring wands,

theory and practice gave a balanced result,

concluding the work of the alchemic cult.