Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri

A Poem by barleygirl
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inspired by Dave Brown . . .

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Cluster muck! We’re in double dingbat trouble
slogging across swathes of sloshy world rubble
masses being savaged by the reigning nubble
garbled gurgling is an ever-present stubble
as a nearby galaxy glows in the Hubble bubble.

A jaunt that beckons like “A” . . . “B” . . . “C”
this target comes with a triple-star guarantee
hear tell every creature lives wild and free
Alpha Centauri is 25 trillion miles from me
but it’s time to ditch this ravaged topography.

We’ll board Warbleway, a stellar solar-blip
perched on a desolate desert blastoff strip
we’ll launch into warp drive for a lengthy trip
piloted by an Aztec physicist’s astral chip
seeking grand seizures for our stewardship.

Soaring sideways for an eon of marvel-days
planetary plaiting among intergalactic haze
Warbleway whizzes the cosmos in a blaze
to locate a landing in macro-meadows of maize
hyper-nirvana, a sure cure for earth malaise.

Astro-leaping through a celestial archipelago
there’s a refreshing deficit of braggadocio
the peons are apparently running the show
without greed, society reaches laminar flow
absent are distortions of the anthropoid ego.

New here, I recently vacated a cynical land
I’m choking on this new supposed glory-land
where humans will invent a bigger cosmic wasteland
and blame it on everyone south of the Rio Grande
while those with means flee to the next motherland.

© 2019 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
In an attempt to emulate the wild-ass imaginative streak often displayed
in Dave Brown's epic poems, I'm reading "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

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This IS like contracting a 'hit!'
I can first hand assure you that Dave Brown cannot compete with this dazzlingly descriptive delivery of delightful terminology
He will have to settle down with his dowdy dictionary to diligently decipher tons of terrific terminology.
Very impressive

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

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You blew my a*s out of the water with your Halloween blitz! I finally withdrew early from Halloween .. read more



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This brings images of my fav boyhood series Lost in Space heading to alpha centauri. I read this like going through a meteor storm fast and furious full steam ahead!

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barleygirl

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I am the least imaginative person I know. I never read comic books. I never watched any fantasy movi.. read more
oh my god im now gonna have to read Daves poem! Love this love this love this LOL what a delicious rhyme and resonance to these lines and couldn't agree more with your sentiments

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barleygirl

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It isn't any one of Dave's poems in particular. It's the imaginative way he writes in general . . . .. read more
You have excelled yourself in word count and variety here Margie. I might resort to my dictionary but i suspect you have used your own bumper version of rhymes. Have you been at the magic mushrooming again? Your last verse lands back into reality and I wonder if it's all a dream the big Donald had about after his impeachment.
We have our own form of insanity across here.
Alan


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barleygirl

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The fact that the UK is floundering is a big pain becuz everyone seems to lump your woes together wi.. read more
"the reigning rubble" no kidding...
lots of rattlesnakes in control....
i find my students never watch the news...they are not only cynical...they are apathetic because they feel nothing will change for the better...so they hide in their cell phones...
that is how they are fleeing.
j.

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barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Pardon my making a distinction, but I was afraid people would not catch this subtlety . . . "reignin.. read more
Lol...this is a deep space thriller and a triumph in vocabulary all in one shot. It unwinds faster than a coiled rattlesnake and delivers a picture of future life that doesn’t seem so futuristic anymore. Great Tribute to the man!!!

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barleygirl

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Reading this book has indoctrinated me into the wildness of communicating with completely made-up vo.. read more
This IS like contracting a 'hit!'
I can first hand assure you that Dave Brown cannot compete with this dazzlingly descriptive delivery of delightful terminology
He will have to settle down with his dowdy dictionary to diligently decipher tons of terrific terminology.
Very impressive

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

You blew my a*s out of the water with your Halloween blitz! I finally withdrew early from Halloween .. read more

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