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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Are you listening, Planet Earth?

Magpie Tales offered this intriguing image (slightly altered by me!) for this week's prompt.



Space calling Earth.
Space Station Jane
to Mother Earth...

Where are you mum?
Your children need
to hear your voice.
We need advice...

Dear Auntie Jane
has lost the plot
is stripping off
her outer clothes...

The thermal skin
is breaking up -
or so it seems
to us in here.

It's even sheen's
gone negative
and spawned a rash
of dazzling spots.

(Intensity
of light and heat
is now five suns -
and rising still.)

Is this some form
of radiation?
(The instruments
are playing dumb.)

We need advise
on medication.
Poor Auntie Jane's
down to her slip.

A million stars
like sequins glint
and glitter from
the tattered tulle.

The Engineer
is asking: What
goes on - and will
Aunt fall apart?

We'd like to know:
does skin transmute?
Reply, please Earth -
for Aunty's sake!

Some better news!
The "Pepper Pot's" -
The Lander's - sad
attempt to dock...

superficial
damage only!
Will be fixed A.
S.A.P. - as
good as ever.

A simple tape
and sealing wax
repair will see
it done real good.

21 comments:

120 Socks said...

Brilliant, poor Auntie Jane!

Carl said...

Set it to music and you have a Beatles song or maybe a David Bowie song.

When the inevitable happens... Will anyone know we were even here?

Gerry/Strummed Words said...

If only that creature could help us out!

Everyday Goddess said...

All excellent questions I hope we find the answers to, before it's too late.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Clever Dave. I thought it would make a lovely scent bottle, but then I saw the holes.

Kass said...

A clever choice for this prompt. No other like it.

TechnoBabe said...

Some day someone may have just such a rash, huh.

angryparsnip said...

Very clever and adore the quite fabulous photo.

cheers parsnip

David Cranmer said...

Very good, Dave. And I'm with Carl in hearing Bowie in the background.

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh, that pesky thermal skin.

Gerry Snape said...

No inhibitions then that auntie Jane. I like her take on disaster!

Rachel Fenton said...

Yeah, music suits this, Dave - lovely humour, too!

Linda Sue said...

WOW -I love how your brain works- how you got all that from that prompt is incredible!

Bee's Blog said...

Ground control to Major Dave........
clever, very clever.

Windsmoke. said...

Fantastic poem about climate change that's affecting everybody but a lot of people don't realize. Well done once again :-).

Dave King said...

120 Socks
Yes, I indulged in much heart-searching on her behalf.

Carl
That is such a good question - I was going to type that you should have asked it of someone more intellectual than me. But then you did - my visitors.

Gerry
Maybe it could - who knows?

Everyday Goddess
Amen to that - but if we do, do you think we will follow them up?

The Weaver of Grass
More a censer perhaps?

Kass
Appreciate that comment. Thanks.

TechnoBabe
There's a thought...

angryparsnip
Much thanks.

David
I'll see if I can get him.

Tess
Yup, there's always something, isn't there?

Gerry
Yeah, she's a good ole girl!

Rachel
I hadn't thought of it, but do agree - about the music, that is!

Bee
Oh, I do like that! Thanks.

Windsmoke
Some even say they're not interested! Can you believe that?

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

lovely imagination,
well penned.

Dave King said...

Promising Poets
Hi,welcome to my blog. Thanks for commenting. Good to have you aboard.

Tumblewords: said...

A truly stellar piece!

Dave King said...

Tumblewords
Great comment. Thanks.

Jinksy said...

A million stars
like sequins glint
and glitter from
the tattered tulle.

What else but 'stellar' would do for this!