The Bumpity Bump Time Machine

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My favorite part of flying is taking off. I love racing down the runway and then feeling the smooth lift-off as we glide up into the wild blue yonder. Today, as we flew on our first leg of our journey, I decided to write this poem to pass the time. The planes get smaller, the snacks keep shrinking and the seats get tighter (…or I keep getting bigger!!), but they still seem to get us where we are going in a timely fashion.  Flying is still one of the safest modes of transportation in spite of what we see and hear on the Media. It has been a very long day!

The Bumpity Bump Time Machine

A bunch of sardines in a tight tin can

Barely room to breathe no room to stand

Knuckles turn blue as oxygen get thin

Waiting inside for our journey to begin

In the United Time Machine

More popular than baseball this roaring tube of metal

People pay good money to sit in this kettle

To be turned into spam compressed every wit

A new destination makes us willing to sit

Creeping in the queue awaiting our turn

Shaking and vibrating as the engines burn

Finally it’s our turn down that endless runway

We race down the drag strip it’s up up and away

A bumpity bump ride to say the least

Compressed even further the bumps finally cease

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Racing two or three hours at the speed of light

Hurling through space like a meteor in flight

This can of sardines shooting up into space

In a matter of time we arrive at our place

From Carolina to Texas what an unpleasant thrill

On this Bumpity Bump Time Machine of aluminum and steel

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

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10 thoughts on “The Bumpity Bump Time Machine

  1. This is great 🙂 Personally I like when the Bumpity Bump Time Machine lands. I’m a bit scared of take-off, the roar of the engines jangles my nerves. I like being on the ground best, but I love the time/space travel and the new experiences that allows for, so it is worth the roaring up into the sky.

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  2. I like being on the ground best, but I love the time/space travel and the new experiences that allows for, so it is worth the roaring up into the sky. This is great 🙂 Personally I like when the Bumpity Bump Time Machine lands.

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