Carlos the Astro-Not

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Are you still an astronaut? Do not let dreams slip away - hold them close. Keep the kite in flight. Don't fight the wind. The greatest dreams come from within...

Submitted: October 15, 2008

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Carlos the Astro-Not

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“People have no wings. They cannot fly
 So why should there be a sky?
 What good are dreams if you’re asleep
 Do any of these dreams you get to keep?”
Carlos speaks of these things a lot
Of course he’s not
An Astronaut
“A kite will resist the kiss from the wind –
 It pushes and pulls hoping only to escape them….
 This is why we don’t have wings. We were never meant to fly
 Or even try
 So, why should there be a sky?”
We can give no reply to Carlos
Carlos the great. Carlos the late. Carlos the almost
Lemon Me range pie
Singing of tortillas and chips floating through salsa dip lullaby
Clouds kiss and just miss the sun resisting all our fun
Convenience store dreams and parking lot schemes
Unbuttoned cowboy shirts and dirty blue jeans
None of it meant a thing
To Carlos
He once had an eye
For the sky
A child suddenly grabbed his kite string
The kite no longer had in it a fight
Resigned to it’s plight
 “I’ll tell you why there is a sky!” said the kid
 “For everything low - you must have something high
 For every laughter you hear someone else will cry
 You are true. We are not meant to fly
 It is true, we do not have wings
 But what you’ve lost is much more than that
 Dreams
 Why not dream when awake
 So then a dream you shall take~”
And the kite glides through the wind
Carlos, stuck on the ground,
Almost forgot
The astronaut
Within


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