2015 Poetry Theme Challenge

#10 Space the Final Frontier




Thank you all for taking part in the last challenge. Okay let's make a giant leap for poet kind and escape politics and jump into the realms of science fiction. You really do not have to be a Trekkie to let your mind wander into the improbable and impossible. This is your chance to create your own world or even universe.

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. It's ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.
- Jean Luc Picard

Make it so Poets



Space the Final Frontier



Kathy Anderson

Freeway to Space

Terry Clitheroe

Apollo 11 - Michael Collins
Lost Starship
X Factor

Divena Collins

Asterisco Dreams
It Started With a Boomerang
Moon Spirits
Prophesy Of Earth

Jez Farmer

Realms of Fantasy



Kathy Anderson

Freeway to Space

On the shores of space the entrance began
To the on ramp of galaxies freeways
One of which starts here on earthly plains span,
Like a road map to Andromeda's way,
M31's group awaiting our stop
From the byways of space and times rest spot,
Stars marking each highway split and new drop
Into unseen paths shadowy or hot
Dusty boulevards or streets we plot.

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Terry Clitheroe

Apollo 11 - Michael Collins



We were now looking down at the Earth
Halfway between it and the moon
And we were seeing the moon differently.
In reality just a huge damaged and dented rock
That circled the Earth and did nothing else.
The fact that it's gravity was responsible for tides
Which created life, it also lengthens the day
Made us realize the importance of our mission.



We are there now and Neil and Buzz separate
And I am left to circle the moon alone.
I alone will see things no-one else has seen before
And will know solitude no-one else felt before.
For quite a few minutes each hour, I'm on my own.



Now Neil and Buzz are back, thanks be to God
And on July 24 1969 we once again returned to Earth
At 16:51 UTC we were home once again.





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Lost Starship

No sod, no dust, no ash, nowhere.
So near to God, but where is "there".
Her solitary orbit is far from man
The orbit is a mere galactic span.
The nearest star-shine is so far
Times past these thoughts bizarre.

Her crew of mummies seated
Duties, missions all repeated
Eyes fixed staring but unsighted
Ill fated they were all blighted
Air long gone as is life itself
Machines now the crews relief.

No place for them that die in space
Infinity has no saving grace
No sod, no dust, no ash, nowhere.
Their souls lost in space somewhere
No rest for them that die in space
No headstone on a grave to place.



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X Factor

Out of a void my love has grown
Grown from cosmic speck, a minute grain
From nothing a seed then a chain was sown
Finitely thrown it grew this heavenly domain
No stain of wood, nor steel, nor brick or stone
There's nothing known to shelter from harm
But a calm and pulsing heart of flesh alone
Constructed of love alone to protect and warm
By that same token preventing you any harm.



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Divena Collins

Asterisco Dreams

Oh I wish I could float in slow motion
To my love upon our wandering star
Maybe in space I shall be weightless
When we should float together afar
'Tis then we shall not be out of place
Within planets of humane extinction
We may return unto earth from space
Within space there are no rejections
Our star shall prove a new dimension.

Look to the skies and you shall ever see
The tiniest star that shall bear our name
Yet the brightest that shines from above
Stars in the universe may look the same
Yet there is ever one that shines most
The time has come through lovers eyes
Beaming down from space to the coast
For time and space shall but hypnotise
Touching softly within loves paradise.


Star crossed lovers - Teresa Carter

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It Started With A Boomerang

Look there is something strange in the sky
It has been watching all of us here below
Whatever it is it definately looks strange
Yet an interest in all it surely does show
It is never to be a part of our human race
But it flies like a bird within the sky above
Noiseless is what the heavens embrace
Not like earthlings they have all but love
Hearts made of steel with turbines thereof .

I wonder do they see us here as strange
Yet we are no threat to the birds that fly
Simply we are of human flesh and blood
If only we remain here upon earth as shy
They have nought to fear from us on earth
One day it shall be us that takes the flight
Nothing is impossible since universal birth
There is much room for human inventions
The heavens shall be of space intentions.



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Moon Spirits

Why do wolves howl at the moon
Do they sense that mystical field
That sends light of life unto earth
What makes their wild spirits yield
As they stand at the highest peak
Does he call his previous ancestors
Within time and space shall he seek
Yesterdays scent of past competitors
Yielded upon their future survivors.

Wolves existed since our time began
As beasts of the earths green forest
The only creatures feared were man
Their resourses were not left to rest
'twas how it was, and how it was told
Let the moon shine on the righteous
Their future generation from the old
The planet earth shall not be riotous
May man and beast ever be virtuous.


Moon Wolf

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Prophesy Of Earth

May the mystic moon shine down on you
Who shall e-er foresee a heavenly Angel
For images that appear within the skies
Have astral secrets of what once befell
Before the astral planets entered space
There was nothing at all but cosmic rain
No immediate thoughts of the human race
Not a thing but emptiness shall ever gain
For sights of the planet earth was insane.

Yet the prophesy of an angel all came true
The earth had appeared 'neath a full moon
With a bonus of stars to enlighten the dark
'Fore the beautiful dawn that awakens soon
When the planet sun shall ever be on display
A whole new universe from a planet so blue
Shall the sky be vast as promised this day
And may all the four seasons begin as anew
May the heavenly Angel remain within view.


Exploding Art - Mystic Moon

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Jez Farmer

Realms of Fantasy

At the edge of the universe
hidden among stars
the mystical worlds
wait in contemplation
but this is not surrender
to the echoes of non-believers
who shout out against
the magic and the impossible
no, this is the victory
of mind over reality
to the beginnings of another dimension

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