Barb Nixon

Rookie (Ireland)

From Space - Poem by Barb Nixon

Not from the wombs of crashed meteorites
infinitesimal bacteria propagating life
random collision, accidental fusion
challenging the belief of sentient vision.

But alas, another theory to engage maverick thinkers
inciting public ridicule, cowering behind comfort blinkers.
Sniggering retorts from white coats with petri dishes
Oh the uneducated masses hold such fanciful wishes!

From galaxies abound with lustrous hues and textures
where days are forever endless light, rivers of time non linear flow,
that which lived and expired, is alive and flourishing in a parallel universe,
didn't you know?

Advanced cosmic wanderers, universal Indiana Joneses
traversed the star spattered galactic highway
colonising planets, genetically engineering life
Neanderthal man upgraded and modified proponents say

an earthly mongrel of indefinite lineage
a supposition undoubtedly to which some will take umbrage.
But Earthlings don't despair, raise a glass of mirth
for I, you, and ET, from the stars we were birthed.

Comments about From Space by Barb Nixon

  • (2/10/2013 12:12:00 PM)

    There is an awful lot of elitism in science, a bit like poetry! LOL (Report) Reply

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  • (2/10/2013 12:12:00 PM)

    There is an awful lot of elitism in science, a bit like poetry! LOL (Report) Reply

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran (1/28/2013 5:53:00 AM)

    A very beautiful poem with metaphorical usages. (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (1/26/2013 7:10:00 AM)


    sounds like an E'caeser from realms unknown, speaking to his minions from a worm hole to a parallel universe
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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