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Mars Block

by Maureen Glaude

don't anyone put Mars on my computer
bad enough man's exploited the moon

leave the poets some intrigue and romance
let human beings imagine and swoon

not all allure comes at your fingertips
controlled by mechanical mouse

as long as there's life left within me
never mind if there's any on Mars

that planet's not coming in my house
it belongs up on high with the stars

03/02/2000

Posted on 01/31/2004
Copyright © 2021 Maureen Glaude

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by JD Clay on 01/31/04 at 03:55 PM

I'm with you on this one, Maureen. There are some things that are better left to the imagination. Might I suggest, you switch the last two lines and make of them a separate stanza for structural conformity and intensified impact. Pe4ce...

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/02/04 at 01:36 AM

Old fashioned sentiment with a modern flair. Well put Mo!

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