Clive Culverhouse

Gold Star - 17,683 Points (England)

Artemis - Poem by Clive Culverhouse

ABORT ABORT
but Donaldson was already drifting
further and further away from us
the thickness of his suit decreasing
as his courageous kindness
floated on within his demise
and all I could do was stare panic stricken
through the small window's cruelness
as the white speck of my friend
became more and more surrounded
by the blackness of space
far removed from everything that existed
and I wondered if Donaldson would
explore the universe forever

Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression, science fiction


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Snapshot poetry

Also available to read are my three Artemis related poems Ghosts In The Machine, Deadly Care and Narth Monsters And Mythuz Bugs. Passing Saturn I consider the start of the journey.

Comments about Artemis by Clive Culverhouse

  • Mahtab Bangalee (1/28/2019 3:40:00 AM)

    explore the universe forever..
    to learn own-self nature...! ./// lovely written
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    Clive Culverhouse (1/28/2019 4:30:00 AM)

    Appreciate your comment...

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  • Clive Culverhouse (12/18/2018 10:46:00 AM)

    Twitter comment:
    @abelfrageauthor - Right: @cliveculvers that is why I will never, ever don a spacesuit
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  • (9/16/2018 9:28:00 PM)

    and I wondered if Donaldson would
    explore the universe forever......................How else one would be able to console oneself over a horrible nightmare of the kind. Wonderfully crafted sensational poem.Congrats for being the member's PoD. Thank you for sharing.X
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    (9/17/2018 2:41:00 AM)

    Thanks for commenting, Jayatissa

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/16/2018 8:47:00 AM)

    and I wondered if Donaldson would
    explore the universe forever....may be by the help of Artemis. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulation for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
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    Clive Culverhouse (9/16/2018 9:27:00 AM)

    thankyou: ,

  • (9/16/2018 8:25:00 AM)

    Oh my, how eerily, chillingly evocative and unexpected! Very intriguing Poem of the Day... (Report) Reply

    (9/16/2018 9:29:00 AM)

    , thankyou,

  • Adrian Flett (9/16/2018 8:04:00 AM)

    Artemis the goddess of the hunter will be assisting him to, 'explore the universe forever' (Report) Reply

    Clive Culverhouse (9/16/2018 9:29:00 AM)

    Nicely picked up, thanks for commenting

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (9/16/2018 7:04:00 AM)

    Very interesting, sounds like space fiction, a nightmare, or something similar...Congrats on being Poet of The Day! (Report) Reply

    Clive Culverhouse (9/16/2018 7:40:00 AM)

    a nightmare indeed - but within it is subtly wrapped a moment of serenity

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/16/2018 4:18:00 AM)

    Surrounded! !

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Clive Culverhouse (9/16/2018 4:51:00 AM)

    Hey so pleased you picked out a key word - I wanted to suggest that space is enveloping him, devouring him, like something sinister, alive, an entity, rather than him just floating through a void. Thanks so much for reading and commenting! !

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (9/16/2018 12:45:00 AM)

    Clive, such a wonderful poem of the day.
    Congrats for being chosen...10++++
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    Clive Culverhouse (9/16/2018 3:36:00 AM)

    Thanks for reading and leaving a comment

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 3, 2018

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 25, 2018


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