Treasure Island

Kevin Patrick

(Taurus / Ontario)

Intelligent Life In The Universe


In one second of a life reflecting
From a moment that’s been left in a loft
I remember meeting an astronomer
While visiting the seascapes of Denmark

I asked him a question which was pertinent
To the mutual interest that was collative
I asked him “Do you think its possible
That there is life in this indefinite universe

He hoodwinked a smile of confidence
And said with a voice of assurance

“Yes I believe there’s intelligent life
For the fact that it’s not come to earth
Proves that it’s made a wise choice”

Then I left that man to wonder
As I went outside to ponder
Looking up at the night I whispered

“Please take me with you”

Submitted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 19, 2013

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  • Diane Hine (11/12/2013 4:12:00 AM)

    It's funny how keen we are to find other life in the universe when what we really need are some suitable spare uninhabited planets to spread out on. Certainly a reasonable theory presented in your poem and a great last line. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (10/26/2013 2:36:00 AM)

    Aha i see, the world wasnt bad until humans startd pollutin it in various ways, but it wud b a nice idea to escape to mars. So i enjoyd dis cynical poem, aweinspiring indeed. Long time no hear. (Report) Reply

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