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Old May 10 2014, 05:08 AM   #16
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Re: Star Trek poetry

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We have some really good--and some really bad--poets here. Here is my entry:

So far, so far
from here to the nearest star!
No green oasis now awaits us.
The frozen vastness of space.
Well said...
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Old May 10 2014, 01:50 PM   #17
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Am I one of the 'really good' poets? Tell me true ...
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Old May 10 2014, 04:24 PM   #18
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This thread's a relief! I've been constipated with creativity ...

There I was on the can
posing like "The Thinker,"
heaving a Havanna
and believe me,
it's a stinker.

That's when the ideas pop in
- causing me to Grin.
Trek is on my mind
as I flush a floater, one more time.

I can see vistas, as yet unknown
and ships never flown
set to fire phasers - in little pieces
something's blown!

As I reach for the "one hole,"
and start to wipe, again
In my mind's eye
I see an alien.

It's like none I've ever seen
as strange as Charlie Sheen,
gesturing wildly
at the viewing screen.

One more flush
and everything goes down
Then I wash my hands
with the sliver of soap that I've found.

Now, I'm looking dapper -
knowing it won't be long
til my next time
on the crapper.
I do not know what Varek considers good and bad poetry, but I say anyone who can put him or herself out there and rhyme "Thinker" with "stinker", "dapper" with "crapper", manage to bring Charlie Sheen in on the thing, AND talk about "...vistas unknown..." has CLEARly got something going on!
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Old May 10 2014, 10:43 PM   #19
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An ode from my behind ... to your Mind!

>>SNORT!!!<<
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Old May 11 2014, 03:43 AM   #20
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Old May 11 2014, 09:01 AM   #21
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ODE TO THE BORG

First Discovered by the Hanson's far out in deep space.
They shadowed the Cube for weeks discovering they were not like any other race.
So fascinated by their discovery they followed the cube into a transwarp conduit.
They were not afraid, but little Annika was scared and this whole trip she was not fond of it.
Suddenly the Borg turn on the Hanson's, they try to fly the Raven as fast as they can.
But the Borg are closing fast, and they don't have a plan.
The ship crashes on a remote planet, Annika is scared and hurt, crying for her parents.
But they don't respond and soon she see's shadows, a Dark presence.
She screams aloud as the Drones approach her location.
She succumbs to the the fact that SHE WILL BE ASSIMILATED .

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Old May 11 2014, 09:05 AM   #22
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ODE TO THE BORG

First Discovered by the Hanson's far out in deep space.
They shadowed the Cube for weeks discovering they were not like any other race.
So fascinated by their discovery the followed the cube into a transwarp conduit.
They were not afraid, but little Annika was scared and this whole trip she was not fond of it.
Suddenly the Borg turn on the Hanson's, they try to fly the Raven as fast as they can.
But the Borg are closing fast, and they don't have a plan.
The ship crashes on a remote planet, Annika is scared and hurt, crying for her parents.
But they don't respond and soon she see's shadows, a Dark presence.
She screams aloud as the Drones approach her location.
She succumbs to the the fact that SHE WILL BE ASSIMILATED .

...very nice!...I think yours deserves some theme music!
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Old May 14 2014, 12:39 AM   #23
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Re: Star Trek poetry

If you were scooping up all the Star Trek books you could find in the pre-TMP era, you remember the two books of short stories edited by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath, called Star Trek: The New Voyages and Star Trek: The New Voyages 2.

There were three poems altogether, and they were pretty good. They were not too far in style from the work of Soran77 as seen above.
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Old May 16 2014, 11:35 AM   #24
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HIjol, STAR TREK-themed poetry requires more effort than the usual post, maybe that's why there are so few entries in this thread? Perhaps if you offered a prize of some sort? I don't know ... an autographed picture, perhaps? Some bait to entice and ensnare these would-be poets with ...
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Old May 17 2014, 05:57 PM   #25
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Perhaps the right-brain, left-brain theory is true. That's why there are so few poets among us.

While I admire great poetry, and appreciate good limericks, I was never able to be more than a poetaster, myself. That's why I supplied only a small sample of my prosaic verses, earlier! A poet-friend of mine said my poetic efforts made me "the king of prose!"
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Old May 18 2014, 08:40 AM   #26
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Q "Slash" Vash
(AKA "Heart ... and Sol")

'Tis your Q, Vash, so trust in me, just in me
Early Earth's sky is burning and I'm on fire
Giant lizards that lust for flesh so greedily
Posing curiously, 'cause they feel our desire

Surfing in a sea of methane off the shores of Titan,
The rings of saturn all but fill an orange sky
If you think about it, I really am the right man
to release your fantasies, so let's talk "you and I."

Laying here, with you, on these Venus sands
you look so beautiful in that bathing suit
I can see why Earth women love getting tan
This sunset sky does well to suit our mood.

Olympus Mons spewing out lava, steam and ash
on the horizon of an ancient Martian beach
Moonlight on water does so become you Vash
Nothing we want is ever out of our reach.

Diamond "icebergs" floating in a sea of carbon
Who knew that Jupiter could offer such pleasures?
Here, take a piece, for you to wear with pink chiffon
No, don't thank me - 'tis a trinket. You're my treasure.
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Old May 18 2014, 12:24 PM   #27
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Q "Slash" Vash
(AKA "Heart ... and Sol")

'Tis your Q, Vash, so trust in me, just in me
Early Earth's sky is burning and I'm on fire
Giant lizards that lust for flesh so greedily
Posing curiously, 'cause they feel our desire

Surfing in a sea of methane off the shores of Titan,
The rings of saturn all but fill an orange sky
If you think about it, I really am the right man
to release your fantasies, so let's talk "you and I."

Laying here, with you, on these Venus sands
you look so beautiful in that bathing suit
I can see why Earth women love getting tan
This sunset sky does well to suit our mood.

Olympus Mons spewing out lava, steam and ash
on the horizon of an ancient Martian beach
Moonlight on water does so become you Vash
Nothing we want is ever out of our reach.

Diamond "icebergs" floating in a sea of carbon
Who knew that Jupiter could offer such pleasures?
Here, take a piece, for you to wear with pink chiffon
No, don't thank me - 'tis a trinket. You're my treasure.
Now, that is very good Star Trek poetry! Awesome, 2takesfrakes!
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Old May 19 2014, 01:34 AM   #28
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Appreciate ya! I keep holding out hope that this thread will pick up momentum, again ... and we start seeing some real Creativity from this crowd!

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Old May 19 2014, 02:47 AM   #29
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As do I, 'Takes!...I think your idea of a prize is a good one, and Kayless knows I got enough of them! but the problem is getting them out of the place I currently live, the United Arab Emirates!...let me work on it...
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Old May 19 2014, 04:18 AM   #30
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I took a Leap of Faith, ignoring senses, Loving You
A Leap I hoped would bear a Way, a Path that was so True
Two souls adrift, yet anchored to this thing we call Our Lives
This thing that tasks our hearts and minds, and sometimes makes us cry

I think you know the feelings that I have for you are Real
The words bespoke and not, are crafted from that place we feel
The aching part of each of us that calls yet hides in sight
The place we want, and not, and sometimes puts us in a Fright

A Fright of Self, of Giving In to someone else's heart
A Struggle, yes, of trusting, caring, being there...a Part
When I consider what I have and what it is I've done
I want much more, to be a Two, a two that equals One

The beat and time of Life is such a complicated thing
the pondering of the "...does she love?" "...can her heart hear mine sing?"
I send this out to all of you, the pronouns change with each
the HE/SHE, SHE/SHE, HE/HE pales, what matters is the Reach

The reach of Love, the grasp, the very fiber of our beings
The words we choose to chant, recite and put into our singings
Consider what you have inside, consider what you keep
Give thanks that you can make the choice, Decide to take Your Leap.
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