Roy Blokker

Freshman - 525 Points (February 26,1950 / Hilversum, the Netherlands)

Dragon In My Garage - Poem by Roy Blokker

(for Carl Sagan)

There’s a dragon in my garage.
You can’t see him, he is invisible.
He breathes fire that has no heat;
He makes no foot prints because he hovers.
He’s much too careful to knock things over
And make a mess. But he’s there:
Can you deny me? He watches over me
Like some crimson winged angel
And keeps me safe so long as I
Too am in the garage, no matter
The weather.

Topic(s) of this poem: humor, science

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem came from a metaphor for proving the unprovable that Carl sagan used in his book, 'The Demon-haunted World.' The image struck me as wonderfully amusing; the implications are much more serious. Still, like any self-respecting little boy of 65, I love dragons!

Comments about Dragon In My Garage by Roy Blokker

  • Kelly Kurt (4/4/2015 3:06:00 PM)

    Delightful. (I am a Carl Sagan Fan too.) Thanks for sharing, Roy. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 4, 2015

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