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Poem - Major Tom Took a Walk

The poem “Major Tom Took a Walk” was inspired by David Bowie’s song “Space Oddity”. I get chills when I listen to that song, especially the lines “though I’m past 100,000 miles / I’m feeling very still / and I think my spaceship knows which way to go.”

Major Tom Took a Walk

Major Tom took a walk
stepping past the capsule’s door
far above the blue globe
in pursuit of so much less

those few steps beyond the curb
an empty street except for one
wishing the crowd was less
in the realm of empty space

a void allowing only thoughts
that last step two hundred miles
with many more far above
the journey taken with no return

seeking freedom few admit
beyond the chains of relevance
as the spaceship found its way
circuits empty to earth’s dismay.

© 2019. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20190730.
Tags: ideation, poem

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