Trust

 

Past shining within permanent darkness

Astronauts floating in a metal cage

Strong bonds we trust in to hold them.

 

Trouble spotters glued to their monitors in Houston

Routine day in the office –

Out in the past linking the present.

 

Utilising theories, hypothesis and knowledge to

Till anti-matter with our curiosity,

Illustrious men and women

Lusting to reach the big bang.

 

Us, trusting the science.

____

Space fascinates and terrifies me in equal measures. I admire everyone who has dedicated their lives to studying and exploring the universe and the courage of the individuals who go out there pretty much alone for months, living and working in confined quarters, without real food or gravity. I’d love to visit a space rocket/vessel/ship (because who wouldn’t) but it would have to be safely parked here on this lovely planet.

 

As for the form – acrostic – I’m not entirely sure if I fit in with this poem or not but I am most certainly playing with the letters. I have taken second, third and fourth letter of the first word in the line and started a new world/line with these three letters, and I did this for all the lines.

Past -> Astronaut

Astronaut -> Strong etc

Only exception being Illustrious -> Lusting where I ignored the double L.

 

For a more straightforward acrostic poem, let me allow to refer you to one of my older posts – where I didn’t even know that this is a form and it has a name. I can be very ignorant.

Writing 201: Trust

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jdoublep
    Feb 19, 2015 @ 19:58:50

    not sure if it’s acrostic or not either but it’s a damned fined experiment.

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  2. trentpmcd
    Feb 19, 2015 @ 21:37:17

    Very interesting. I don’t know if can be counted as an acrostic or not. Maybe you invented a new form. And i think ignoring the double ‘l’ is not problem. As a plus, I liked the poem; )

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