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





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27 Responses to Ode to a Chinese Satellite……..

  1. susielindau says:

    I hadn’t heard about that piece of space junk! Love the ode, Al. I hope it has burned up by now!

  2. pegoleg says:

    Haha! Art and science combined here. 🙂

  3. A frankly impressive piece of versology which brought a smile to my face. I do you and yours had a nice Easter 🙂

    • Al says:

      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.

  4. Love it…good one my Bro. I hope you and Patty have a wonderful time on your trip….wrapping you both in much ❤ xXx

  5. Margy says:

    Brilliant! I’m speechless… hard to believe, isn’t it…

  6. Garfield Hug says:

    Really a fun read. I was just reading an article on it and we were assured that no debris large enough will hit us. I hope so!!

  7. Well if a piece of it ends up here I hope it lands in an open field where I can at least see it and it does zero damage!

    • Al says:

      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.

  8. Tricia says:

    Something else to worry about, thanks a lot! 😉

  9. Ralph says:

    The entry keeps changing. The latest forecast is the South Atlantic.

  10. Arlene says:

    Well said, O mighty pen!!

  11. Bernice says:

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

  12. Anonymous says:

    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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