Sail to the moon

Sail to the moon

A Poem by Michelle Jeanette

Inspired by a Radiohead song

Sail to the moon.

We built our ship out of cardboard boxes
Discarded from a television and
A refrigerator.

We added tinfoil
And drew pictures of aliens
As well as stars and moons.

We set off on an adventure
To find far off planets
And other forms of life.

We found a furry alien
With four legs and a tail
We named him Buster
And cried when he ran away
Back to his home planet.

We found a new type of tree
With spikes and spines
To protect itself from the aliens.
We named it a spike-tree
And brought branches with us.

We found a new form of food.
Filled with a type of jelly or jam
Purple goo in between soft foam.
We named them sandwiches
And ate them slowly.

Finally it was time to return to earth.
Past the sun and the stars
Waving to Buster on the way.
We return home and disassemble the ship
Just in time for dinner.

© 2008 Michelle Jeanette

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What a wonderfully written poem about childhood imagination and creativity.

You have captured the feeling of a time lost for most of us and allowed the reader to rediscover what they have lost as time past them by

Your poem should give every reader a reason to pause and reflect on a simpler time in their lives

Exceptionally well done

Posted 12 Years Ago

Your poem was miraculous, taking me to a place where I was shorter and younger! Brilliant description and images that evoke the peaceful exploration of childhood. Very well done!

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Michelle Jeanette
Michelle Jeanette

Tucson, AZ

I'm a fashion designer by trade, but I'm artistic in every aspect of my life. In addition to writing, I also paint in oil and sketch in pastels. I'm currently majoring in Humanities with a minor in En.. more..


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