Billy The Penguin Goes To The Moon

poem by: Jim Kilduff
Written on Sep 09, 2017

There was a penguin named Billy
Who had dreams which all the others found silly.
Poor Billy caused a lot of tension
Because there were things he needed to mention
No one listened to Billy.
While all the raft were doing their craft
Billy was coming up with his plan that they all called daft.
Oh he loved star gazing at night
Everyday he wished he could take flight.
He was jealous of the petrels swirling and swooshing around
Oh he tried, cried with frustration each time he hit the ground
Wishing he could be them 
From this moment his idea did stem.
The rest of the raft heard of Billy's words
To be shunned because he was a different bird
His decision caused vicious derision 
Not worried Billy still focused on his mission
To be launched to the moon on a giant spoon!
It had been a 4 year operation
The task code named 'Apollo Salvation'.
The emperor and king oh they did revolt
And protested against a penguin who didn't confirm to social norms.
Billy lay back on the spoon
Leaving behind great darkness and gloom.
Launching in 10 seconds he tightly shut his eyes
Going to the unknown, a penguin forever immortalised.
Now catapulted miles in the air
Feeling weightless, now flying like a petrel without care.
Billy was now brimming
Flying seemed as easy as swimming!
Away from the surly ponds of earth
For this was Billy's rebirth.
For there were no more tensions, no more decisions, no more seals and orcas
Through his body there was now a wonderful aura.
Billy was always a free spirit, he loved mooning about
Now forever on the moon, day in day out just chilling out.


Tags: Happy, Rhyme, Inspirational, Hope, Wishful,

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Anna Tate commented on Sep 16, 2017 at 9:50am
Loved this
Frank byrne/Hornby.. commented on Oct 04, 2017 at 9:51pm
I'm sure children would love reading....the amazing adventures of..BILLY THE PENGUIN..........HAHAHA.....get writing them books Jim.........
Christopher Russon commented on Nov 03, 2017 at 1:16pm
Love this one.
Jim Kilduff commented on Jan 02, 2018 at 12:54pm
Thank you for your positive feedback!
Fadrian Bartley commented on Jan 24, 2018 at 3:36pm


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