The Mysterious Journey in the 21st Century UFO

The Mysterious Journey in the 21st Century UFO

A Poem by Judy

 Like Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly, 

in the Back to the Future movies,

I want to travel

back in time in a Delorean car.  

What was life like before I was born,

how could I have altered the events

of my life knowing  what I know now.  

This all seems so cliché,

so many people appear

as if they want to know 

these unanswerable perplexities.  

They say that ‘what if’,

is a forbidden expression,

for we are to understand and appreciate life

with all of its ups and downs just the way that it comes.  

A roller-coaster is just that,

and we cannot exchange that

ride for the bumper cars,

even though they both periodically seem like The House of Horrors.  

Because the roller coaster

can also seem like a heavenly ride,

up and down  endless bends;

the fresh, not yet polluted air  blowing in your face.  

The screams are squeals 

of exhilaration, of appreciation, 

of the sovereignty of life

and the direction that we can take it to.  

While the bumper cars 

feel like they rear-end into one another

as one person collides into another

during the course of their  adventures of the day.  

One thinks they need to plan 

the course of their route

so that it is as straight-forward

as can be.

But that then takes away

the revelation,

the glee and the elation

that constitute the adventures of our lives.  

It responds to the unanswerable

perplexities of life

that are meant to be  valued as they come. 

© 2013 Judy

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Both have "promise" and both have fails... seems stress is the great equalizer of the living and the not.

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