Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Childhood Memories Three: Bumble Bees In Space - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

down the rabbit hole
of childhood memories
we tumble into lost world

into childhood pioneering
memories of Apollo Space
Programme watering the

wonder of an over active
childhood imagination
ready to actively participate

in private space training
programme: stage one selection
process an astronaut a

buzz Aldrin is needed
Command Module Pilot
for next daring mission

into the pumpkin plants
capture and transfer into
jam jar space capsule is

successfully attained in
swift youthful triumph
proceeding to launch pad

Saturn V was not needed
Columbia was under hand
thrown rapidly into space

experiments had proven
spinning under hand thrust
was optimal acceleration

earlier experiments had
shown with less speed
shorter flights bumble bee

unsealed released from jam jar
would fly off seemingly
unaffected by space sickness

later higher speed launches
repeated in multiple launches
produced really dizzy bumbles

my recovery technique
employed no canopy sails
Columbia was hand caught

upon reentry and soft grass
lawn was safe back up
jam jar was never broken

yes study my land landings
observed could have taught
NASA a timely trick or two


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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