One who asks a question is a fool for five minutes;
 one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever
 Chinese Proverb

 Hurled Into Space

Between questions not asked.
Yet the practical urgency
Of the Unknown
Arrives on a daily basis. 

It is the quantum of the answer-particles
Imbedded in the question
That keeps the five minute fool
From asking.

Off we go into the wild blue yonder
Climbing high into the sky
With jet and rocket fire
Why not even higher
And a space suit that can fly?

Yet at 60,000 feet
One only has 12 seconds
To ask the question before
Empty space takes over.

The first question must be
How high
To gain the almighty
Global perspective
for more than 12 seconds

To become the official
Space pilot
That gracefully descends
Officially acknowledged     

With answers to the
Old World’s problems

Oh give me the wingspan
With an aluminum skin
House my pitch and yaw
Thrusters and I’ll come back
With all the answers

But hurry, now scurry
Be judge and jury
We only have till Friday
Before worldwide recession
Becomes worse than the depression

L. Fullington

If you have any comments on this poem, L. Fullington  would be pleased to hear them.

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