Comets come and comets go
This is something we all know
Whether they start from the Kuiper Belt
Or the Oort Cloud that is right out there
They all look so spectacular
Their tails so fine as if made of hair.
The trouble is they are lumps of ice
That indeed is not so nice
When they near the Sun they give off dust
The heat of the Sun makes this a must.
Eventually they boil away
Or crash into a planet that’s in the way.
They look so fine when in the sky
But sooner or later they disappear
But until the time they boil away
They reappear at the appointed year.
The one to spot this was Edmund Halley
Who was, with Newton, so very pally