Treasure Island

Ruth Walters

(London, U.K.)

Jump!


He heard the planets being born,
he heard the dinosaur's first roar
he heard the voice of Hebrew slaves
plummeting to earth that day.

He thought he heard the voice of God
the devil too and all his souls,
he thought he heard the angels sing
within white clouds, enchantingly.

And there above the planet, blue,
his heart beat out a merry tune
but none did hear it beat so swift
or heard his gasping, breathlessness.

‘Twas faster than the speed of sound
he catapulted to the ground
per chance to land upon his feet,
his own demise he aimed to cheat.

Then standing on the earths hard crust
he brushed aside his tousled fringe
as though he'd been out for a jog
all cavalier and nonchalant.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Poem to depict recent jump to earth from stratosphere by Felix Baumgartner, an altitude of 120,000 feet!

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  • Danny Draper (10/18/2012 3:16:00 AM)

    Altitude with attitude like this fine dedication. He did appear as if he could have started running. Love the last verse, blitzed it. (Report) Reply

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