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Farewell from Earth

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Ravi Shankar Rajan is a software program director who writes on varied subjects from history, archaeology to leadership and poetry.

A futuristic poem based on Brenda Arledge's week 14 prompt "Childhood"


Countless generations passed by,
complicating the annals of mother Earth,
each outsmarting the other,
setting new grounds,

conquering newer heights,
being more perfect and a little less human.
The reddish sun sets once again,
tired and beaten, envying man’s audacity.

A man sat watching the night sky,
floods of emotions running through him.
He remembered his childhood achievements,
his outstanding brilliance,

the years spent in inhuman fitness training,
the high diplomatic circles, power parties,
every flaw plugged, nothing left to chance.
Heartwarming family memories overwhelmed him,

A loving mother, a doting father, his dog Tuffy,
the lovely flower valley where he used to play,
his inseparable friends, his first crush.
Unbridled sentiments choked him.

He wanted to leave everything, turn back.
A sudden jerk broke his thoughts.
The long-awaited journey had begun,
as mother Earth became smaller and smaller.

An exciting new life awaits him on planet Mars.

Comments

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 18, 2021:

Thanks Flourish

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 18, 2021:

Thanks Brenda for your kind comments

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 18, 2021:

Thanks Devika for your comments

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 18, 2021:

Out of this world creative, Ravi.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 18, 2021:

Ravi

Thank you.

In your futuristic poem, "Farewell From Earth" you capture our attention.

This is a well written poem that shows us his jouney as well as his heartache.

His memories of his childhood with his little dog and the flower valley where he used to play as well as all the hard work that got him here today.

His memories overwhelm him making him feel a desire to go back home until he feels a jolt.

His journey to Mars is beginning and Mother Earth is getting smaller and smaller.

You have done an excellent job writing this one.

Your imagination takes us on a journey that many our actually contemplating.

I wonder what life will be like there.

I will post a link in the article.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 18, 2021:

Hi Ravi This is a great challenge. You used your creative mind and surprised me here.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 18, 2021:

Thanks Vidya for your comments

VIDYA D SAGAR on May 18, 2021:

An imaginative, unique and beautiful poem Ravi. I enjoyed reading it. I think that's the solution in sight now. When Earth becomes uninhabitable by man's misdeeds, he has to say farewell to earth and seek a better life on other planets, probably Mars. Good work Ravi. Keep inspiring us with your creative work.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 18, 2021:

Thanks Bill for your comments

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 18, 2021:

You did well with the challenge. I like your imagination and your poetry.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 18, 2021:

Farewell from Earth

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 18, 2021:

Thanks Rosina for your kind comments

Rosina S Khan on May 18, 2021:

This is a jaw-dropping piece of poetry, especially the ending. I do hope life on Mars is inhabitable. Really intriguing. Thanks for sharing, Ravi.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 18, 2021:

Thanks Devika for your kind comments

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 18, 2021:

Life on Mars sounds possible and you shared an interesting read about it. A challenged life indeed on Mars

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 18, 2021:

Thanks Liz for your comments.

Liz Westwood from UK on May 18, 2021:

This is a well-written and imaginative piece. I like the twist at the end.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 18, 2021:

Thanks Lorna for your kind comments

Lorna Lamon on May 18, 2021:

A thought provoking poem Ravi which I enjoyed reading. The idea of other worlds with life on them brings out the Star Trek in me.

Ravi Rajan (author) from Mumbai on May 18, 2021:

Thanks Misbah for your comments

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 18, 2021:

This is a very different piece, Ravi.

I enjoyed reading it. I wish if really we could have life on Mars. You did nice Job with Brenda's Prompt Childhood.

Thanks for sharing

Blessings and Peace

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