The journey of the electron, By Perry Brimah

The roots gather the water, the respiring leaves reach out for the Sun;
Sunlight hits the green pigment and the electron bursts out;

Captured by the Photosystem (II), the electron makes ATP energy;
Sunlight hits the pigment and the electron bursts out;

Captured by the Photosystem (I), the electron is loaded in NADPH made;
The first electron now used up replaces the second electron that
departs in NADPH;

Then the water is split and an electron released from it replaces the
first electron that burst out of the pigment;

All is balanced; the gas has been reduced to food.

The water and the carbon dioxide gas are able to become carbohydrate,
food to be bought and eaten;

The ATP energy made will enable the electron from water, carried in
NADPH be locked into the carbon dioxide to become precious food;

The food is purchased and eaten;

Inhale to get the oxygen;

The electron is unlocked in a controlled explosion to make ATP energy
for our daily living;

The electron bounces down the carriers in succession building up a
proton gradient;

Like with the hydroelectric dam, the accumulated protons flow down the
valley and set the ATP pump spinning;

The ATP energy has been made, the food sourced has delivered its energy;

The used up electron is deposited in oxygen gas we breathed and water is made;

The food is broken down to carbon dioxide and water from which it was made;

The electron has come to the end of its journey;

Mhhhhhh, we exhale.

Praise to the Lord who made systems the best human technology cannot.

― Perry Brimah 2014

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