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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the SCIENCE FICTION genre (05/10/07)

TITLE: Barefoot on the Moon
By Kenn Allan
05/16/07


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    BAREFOOT ON THE MOON
    — Copyright © 2054 —

When Turbobikes and Vaprocars
 Climb aeroways to hide the stars,
  And Visiscreens convulse and flex
   With music from The PortaPlex,
    I often flee the crowded night
     Aboard a discount lunar flight
      Which wisks me where my dreams await—
       Please join me there...
        It's not too late.

The journey spans both day and night
 As we explore the dark and light
  Amid a stillness born of space
   Where godly whispers still embrace
    The dreams of those who seek rebirth
     Beyond the confines of the earth—
      And through His love our souls commune
       While dancing barefoot
        On the moon.

Set free from all opposing force,
 Our hearts will soar without remorse
  And flit about like toy balloons
   As we traverse the dusty dunes
    Where timeless loves forever gazed...
     And yet, the moon remains unphased
      By our desire to seek repose
       With lunar sand
        Between our toes.

Through seas and craters we shall roam
 Beneath the moon's protective dome
  Until we hear the final call
   For our departure; spirits fall
    To realize our trip must end—
     Back to the earth we both descend
      And claim our lives one day too soon
       From dancing barefoot
        On the moon.


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Marilee Alvey05/17/07
Totally remarkable! Loved the title. How did you manage to write poetry and leave shapes? It's beyond me! To think that this could have been in Romance as well. it sure would have stuck out. There's something magical about the world's oldest emotion, love, with a backdrop of moons and lunar dust. Amazing, innovative, evocative....what's more to say? Well done!
Marilee Alvey05/17/07
Oops! There's something else to say: what a clever way to set the date in a copyright. It totally took me aback as I thought, why does it have a copyright? Your innovation leaves me speechless!
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/19/07
I love this poem It's beautiful to read again and again. The rhythm and rhyme, as well as the ideas, are captivating.
Amy Michelle Wiley 05/20/07
Oh, I love everything about this--the message, the spacial pattern, the poem itself. Good job.
Jan Ackerson 05/21/07
Perfection.
Sara Harricharan 05/21/07
Beautiful! I love it. The format is an especially nice touch, the words bring some wonderful pictures and memories to mind. Thanks for sharing such good writing!
Joanne Sher 05/23/07
Enjoyed this very much - great imagery
Marilee Alvey05/24/07
Congratulations, Kenn! I loved this poem and had just read it, aloud, again, to my husband last night. Love is love, in any century. This should be published outside of Faithwriters. This was a well deserved win!!!
Angela M. Baker-Bridge05/24/07
Congratulations - a well deserved win! Angel
Jacquelyn Horne05/24/07
This is good. Enjoyed it. Congrats on the win.
Myrna Noyes05/24/07
WOW! Top-notch writing with such an other-worldly feel! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! :)
Debbie OConnor05/25/07
Kenn can do no wrong. This is an amazing sci fi poem. Congratulations! :)
Kate Grey05/27/07
Lovely
Venice Kichura05/29/07
A belated "Congratulations", Kenn, on another exceptional poem that is also tops in creativity. You never cease to amaze me with your gift!
Benjamin Graber05/29/07
Beautiful poem, like so many that you write, Kenn...