AN ODYSSEY OF THE PLANETS

poem by: Darryl Ashton
Written on Nov 06, 2017

It's hell here on Earth,
As we can all see,
So surely there's somewhere
It's better to be.

Mars can be chilly,
And mountainous, too;
Mercury's boiling,
And there isn't a loo.

Jupiter's hefty,
With plenty of room,
But lacking in nightlife,
And frozen in gloom.

Ceres has water,
Which is a rare treat,
But the shops are all
shut,
So there's nothing to
eat.

Venus sounds brilliant,
If you want to be flat;
Its air is so heavy,
You'd soon go ker-splat!

Saturn's so lovely
At this time of year,
But the rings make you
dizzy,
And there's no decent
beer.

Neptune could be fine;
The solution to this - 
If poisonous gases
You don't want to miss!

Pluto's minute, and
Incredibly cold,
And when you arrive,
You find you're too 
old.

Then there's the Moon,
So silver and small,
But hardly the place
For a game of football.

We mustn't give up
though,
Our quest without
fight - 
We could go to the
Sun,
Which is well in our
sight.

You think it's too fiery,
Too hot and too bright?
Well don't fret about
that - 
We can just go at night!

BY
DARRYL ASHTON

 

Tags: Humor, Rhyme,

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Rhys Aquinas commented on Nov 06, 2017 at 5:13pm
I very much enjoyed your poem, Darryl. I laughed out loud while reading it.

 

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