Saturday, March 16, 2013

TIME TRAVELERS


The prompt for for Sunday Scribblings is "It's Out There"

TIME TRAVELERS
We sought this day in many a tale
of rocket trail to alien world.
We bridged the rifts of space to sail
to far star-studded galaxies
with chair-bound ease.

The future beckoned.  Now, instead,
it looms, hard headlined fact.  Our world
grows strange.  We step with grudging tread
into a mapless land and cold.
       Too soon
       Too old.

6 comments:

totomai said...

absolutely true. sometimes i cant keep up with what's happening and as we grow older we wonder when are we going to witness these or those discoveries

Altonian said...

It's a strange old world we live in, and we are not being told the half of what is going on - or has gone on.

gsb said...

yes, maybe but the human spirit forces to seek...to go higher...to learn more and sometimes we faulter but as humans we grow

oldegg said...

Yours is a sad reflection on life and mans foolish dreams. We are all time travelers and must enjoys those realms that are within our reach. It is just that I want more.

keith hillman said...

Things advance at such a rate today. I think I'll just stay chair-bound and watch from a distance!

Mad Kane said...

Intense and true. Well done!

And congratulations on your Honorable Mention in last week's Limerick-Off. Great job! Limerick of the Week 106