Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ground Control to Major Tom


image from fragrantica.com


Ground Control to Major Tom

“Take your protein pills and put your
helmet on.”--David Bowie

Please be aware that we really do care
that your broken navigational array
is causing you clinical dismay; all we can say
is look at things this way--for you it will
always be today as your capsule catapults
you, despite anything we could do, beyond
Pluto, beyond the sun--know that your
personal journey has just begun.

the stars are within
your reach--soon you’ll touch the face

of God  allthatis. 


Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub

15 comments:

De said...

Glenn, I read this is "that" voice, of course. What fun.

Jane Dougherty said...

I don't suppose Major Tom would have been able to get his head around writing a postcard. Shame. Love this, Glenn.

Kim Russell said...

Brilliant, Glenn! My favourite Bowie song. I love what you've done with it!

Xenia said...

I could not help but read in that voice either - I love the closing haiku especially :o)

indybev said...

This is brilliant! I loved it.

Frank Hubeny said...

What a postcard from Ground Control.

lynn__ said...

Major miscalculation! Houston, we have a problem...

Toni Spencer said...

Nice poem. You must have had to write this a dozen times to make it brief! I like the poem at the end and the postcard from/to Major Tom. One of my favorites by David.

Charles Lyman said...

Written in the voice of a true civil servant... "We regret to inform you...." Awesome! Does Bowie proud.

Truedessa said...

ok, Now I have that earworm and that song will play in my head all night. I do think I might need a helmet....a lot said here Glenn

paulscribbles said...

Great job Glenn.Touching the face of God indeed.

Kathy Reed said...

I wonder what his postcard to you would be like...telling you of his journey. No one returns to tell us what they experienced, but Bowie would write a great song, I'm sure. Missed your voice on this fantastic poem.

Victoria said...

Wow, wow! Very cool.

Maria said...

Wow!!! This is a clever take!

Vijita Pillai said...

A good - - different take on the prompt, cool