Ode to a Chinese Satellite……..

You’ve been up there long, oh great Tiangong,

Thy mighty metal chunk.

But your day is done, you’ve had your fun

Now see we only junk.

 

With telling force, you ran the course

Now all your fuel’s been guzzled

But where you want, to end your jaunt

Is leaving us quite puzzled.

 

You’ll burn up slow, and make a show

And leave us all in awe

But if your girth, should hit the earth

Well, that’s just Newton’s law.

 

If you come round, to smash the ground

I guess I shouldn’t grouse

Unless your flight, with all its might

Would put you at my house!

 

Al Hood 2018

 

 

 

 

27 thoughts on “Ode to a Chinese Satellite……..

    1. We did Peter and hope you did as well. Thankfully for my readers, the urge to take to verse comes relatively infrequently, about as often as a satellite falls to earth, so the odds are definitely in your favor.

    1. I think your chickens would give you fair warning if it came anywhere near your place. Animals just know those things. When we had our one and only earthquake here in Virginia several years ago, our dog was acting crazy about 20 seconds before we felt anything.

  1. I love it! Funny, witty, clever, and just a tad naughty. Sixth grade Al is alive and well. “I see your junk.”

  2. Love it. Hope it doesn’t land here in Michigan like the last meteor. Kristin saw it in the sky and couldn’t believe the very loud sonic boom it made. Heads up for sure!!!

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