Orbit U-Ary

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic




Stop the planet moving,

for a second keep it still

and let me step right off it

for I am feeling ill.

The atmospheric pressure

along with all the blame

is turning me to something else,

I’ll never be the same.

Too much guilt has buried me,

I cannot keep afloat;

the truth can be so hard to take

but I won’t sugar-coat.

This planet, not a home for me,

out of time and out of place,

better to go free-falling

for I don’t fit in this space.

Let me drift in orbit,

find a special star,

I won’t be coming back again

for this has gone too far.

Submitted: February 05, 2018

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Mike S.

Don't go, Hully!

Mon, February 5th, 2018 6:27pm


No, I won't. Not for now anyway, but this is what I feel like a lot of the time. Thanks for reading, Mike,

Mon, February 5th, 2018 10:38am

Sue Harris

Very clever title, Hully, and an excellent poem. So sorry you still feel this way... come with me to Tir Na Nog!

Mon, February 5th, 2018 7:19pm


Okay, Sue. We'll have to find a map! Thanks for reading.

Mon, February 5th, 2018 11:25am

Jeff Bezaire

Tesla's getting ready to launch a ship into space and it's going to have one of their roadsters on board! Let's meet up and head out together! :)

Mon, February 5th, 2018 9:37pm


That's what it feels like -- to me, anyway -- that I'm trying to make my way in a totally alien world. I remember when I was about 10, I wanted to be an astronaut.....didn't all the other girls have a good laugh at that one. Been a total dunce when it comes to science subjects and maths, I never stood a chance.
Thanks, Jeff.

Mon, February 5th, 2018 2:02pm


The cover photo is spectacular. Such an emotional poem. Well done.

Mon, February 5th, 2018 11:13pm


Thanks, jaylisbeth. This is what I feel like some times.

Tue, February 6th, 2018 12:34am

Tom Allen714

I am still waiting for Scotty to beam me up...Great poem Hull...Tom...

Tue, February 6th, 2018 12:13am


There's a few of us scattered around, I guess. Thanks, Tom!

Tue, February 6th, 2018 12:40am

unmasked delusions

Let us all leave together. Reminds me of my similar feelings that I've also had. I liked the unique title of this one. When I read it I thought maybe the person was named "U-Ary" ha, I don't know.

Wed, February 7th, 2018 9:50pm


An obituary for a misfit with an extra 'r' for orbit! I don't know -- a bit more of the 'on the wrong planet' feeling.
Thanks for reading, unmasked!

Wed, February 7th, 2018 1:58pm

unmasked delusions

Yeah, that's what I was thinking- was just curious to know what your thoughts on it were.

Wed, February 7th, 2018 10:49pm

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