Flat Earth!


I was listening to an interview on NPR with astronaut Scott Kelly about his experiences in the International Space Station. In the course of the interview he made the comment that some people still don’t believe man has gone into space. He said some people had picketed his house with signs that said, The Earth is Flat! I thought how silly this is to be so out of sync with what is going on in the world. It was so silly I decided to write a heretical poem to illustrate! I hope is makes you smile.

Flat Earth

What if the Earth was flat

Imagine that

There are some who still believe

Wondering if at some point

They might wander too far into the breeze

And sailing on suddenly drop off the edge

Into the abyss of lost souls’ deep wedge

The Earth is flat… if I can imagine that

All could believe and God might be a cat

Prowling the land whiskers in hand

Flicking his tail making demands

And for amusement entertainment for most

Perched on the edge and as people get close

Taking his paw flicking them over

They’re toast

Thinking how silly for people to believe

One might wander this far in the breeze


Poem: Dwight L. Roth   

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