"The Big Blue"

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About an astronaut that is alone in space, looking down on earth...

Submitted: August 11, 2017

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Submitted: August 11, 2017



“The Big Blue”



He was way past

being afraid

his out come

had already been


he looked out

a 1-foot by 2-foot portal

the angle he was

drifting at

had him facing

the earth and sun

but he was drifting,

he had time

though it was



for the first time

he took in

all the shades of blue

reflected off the earth

back to him

he had been in space

for a week

to busy with experiments

to even notice

the subtle merging

of blues

creating a dizzying display

of color,

but that was

five days ago

before the accident

a simple docking procedure

with the I.S.S.

that went way wrong


and left him with

an orbit

that was decaying,

he grabbed his log book

thumbed through

to a blank page

and starts to

put in to words

this beautiful picture

that is laid out

before him

his pen riding easily

across the page

words and thoughts

flowing freely

from a completely

unobstructed mind

and in mere minutes

he composes

the kind of a poem

he never thought himself

capable of writing

he knows

he’ll never share it

with anyone

and that hurts him

this beautiful scene

his heart felt words

he would have liked

sharing this

with someone


before he has too

die alone up here

in a 225 mile high


he unzips a pocket

pulls out an I-pod

“Music to Die by”

he thinks

what would he have


if he had known

he had an hour

before his death

to fill with music,

he didn’t even try

to begin a list

he just selected


and hit play

the fuzzy blue

of the planet

becoming much


the sun

at his back

as his orbit

swings him closer

to the big blue,

he thinks about

his first kiss

with her,

the sweat

stinging his eyes

the internal cabin heat

well above 110 degrees,

he wished

he would have told her

“I Love You”

that summer night

that is turning out

to be their last,

he struggles to breath

the hot humid air

choking him

as he fights

to push it down

he knows

it will soon

be over,

closing his eyes

trying to remember

every detail

of that night

with her

as his random

sound track

plays on,

her hands

had felt so soft

their fingers

locked together

facing each other

leaning way back

then pulling

their bodies

towards one another

till their noses


the ship is

violently shaking

everything is hot

so very hot

he can’t breath

he wants to


fingers still


as she starts

to lean back

he quickly

pulls her close

and kisses her,

as he hears

the sounds

of his screams

follow him

in to the Blue…


Tom Allen…08-06-2017…




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