These are linked poems created week by week for a year, inspired by the book No Choice But To Follow, and the poets therein who did it first.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

May #2

Furnace of the Sun

His scream blasts off
from the front garden launch pad,
as sudden as 'Challenger'.
It rises through the atmosphere,
busting its burners against gravity,
to break free of Earth's embrace,
and head for the furnace of the  Sun,
where its heat belongs.
The outrage of not being allowed
to run on the road
in brand new winter shoes
that clomp like an astronaut's boots!
His eyes glitter with tears as bright as stars,
as Granny turns from best friend
to the worst of alien overlords.

— Helen Patrice

1 comment:

  1. Brava! I love this one absolutely love it!

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