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Day 12. “Past and Future.” This prompt challenged me to write a poem using at least one word/concept/idea from one of two specialty dictionaries…
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When she touched down,
she knew not hate,
a galactic star-farer
moving through space,
from Alpha Centauri
her atman was free
living as a flower-child
she knew not greed!

they shared their possessions,
they shared their wealth
consuming earth-food,
they preserved their health.

She had grown into the love of other-worlds,
groggled by everything
she’d heard about earth.

She had imagined utopia
since she was a child,
knowing it was possible
though some thought her wild!

then they threatened to erase
all her memories,
and morph her into some-kind of zombie entity…

requesting departure
they begged her to stay,
but the Time lords came
and beamed her away…

placing her gently into cryo-sleep,
they untethered her soul
and moved at light-speed.
they travelled through nebula
and galactic time-storms,
until soma was lifted from every life-form!

and all earthlings became radiant
as they lit up the skies,
released from dystopia
they were truly divine!

From the Historical dictionary of Science fiction

Groggled-astonished, baffled, bewildered.
Star-farer an interstellar traveler.
Time-storm-a disturbance in time which can bring people and things from different times into the same timeline.
Soma-in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World: a narcotic drug which produces euphoria and hallucination, distributed by the state in order to control the population by promoting content and social harmony.
Dystopia-an imaginary place or state of affairs in which conditions are extremely bad
Utopia-a place, state, or condition ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and conditions.

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I am an unknown introvert who desires to touch the world with a little bit of magic...

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