The Book of Life

(to the tune of “The Look of Love”)

Copyright © 2012 Kevin Ahern


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The book of life - the stuff of dreams

Is everywhere, it seems


The book of life, is biochemistry and

Its words fill every day

Just what it says is written in the DNA


I just want to get to know it

How the info’s coded

What are all the secrets?

Ribosomes can read it

Goodness knows it’s needed


And so its alphabet’s

In codon forms

For ribosome bookworms


They read it right

A protein’s function to its sequence corresponds

It’s not just randomly created peptide bonds


What a marvel of creation, how they do translation

Of m-R-N-A chains,

Using bits of glycine

Proline and some lysine

Translate the code




I just marvel at the knowledge

That I got in college

To learn all the secrets

Double helix spaces

Complementary bases




Paired to purines

The book of life


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