One Seat Left

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

Cover image: pixabay.com.

"If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on."
~ Sheryl Sandberg

 

 

One Seat Left

 

It fell into my lap from somewhere up in the sky,

this invitation – and I have no clue why.

A seat for a ship that is aimed for the stars;

will we pass Jupitor? Land down on Mars?

I really don’t care, and my bags are now packed

for the desire to get going is not at all lacked.

Strapped in and goggled to see monochrome,

I don’t miss the colors for I’m going home.

 


Submitted: February 15, 2021

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AdamCarlton

The modern take on 'don't look a gift horse in the mouth' - and does anyone recall what that phrase literally means, I wonder?

Mon, February 15th, 2021 7:49pm

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Something like... 'be thankful for what you are given, and go for it!' Something like that anyway. Wishful thinking on my part, but if anyone has a spare ticket knocking around they know just where to send it.
Thanks, Adam.

Mon, February 15th, 2021 11:57am

Mike S.

Excellent out-of-this-worlder poem, Hull

Mon, February 15th, 2021 8:52pm

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Thanks, Mike. This one is so true.

Wed, February 17th, 2021 6:31am

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