Masud Khan

Rookie (29th May 1959 / Bangladesh)

A Lost Spaceship - Poem by Masud Khan

A spaceship –
Forgetful and reckless –in nature and form –

Missing all the trodden and untrodden paths of the sky,
Those important assignments, forgotten without trace,
It grows in unknown realms of space,
Drifting weightlessly away
Alone – for days –
Directionless, like a stray girl.

Now, after such a long time
It seems pretty pointless
to try and return.

But it may come back someday,
Lacking information or purpose –
Blabbering, maybe, a nonsense verse or two –
A loser, goner, redundant.

The sudden appearance
Of the unmanned spaceship
Will surely embarrass
The scientists on earth

As parents are somewhat taken aback
When a long lost daughter unexpectedly returns
Grown up, and a bit wild…

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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