Micro-Poem (No.7) Sci-Fi Geek

The Tardis has landed.
The Tardis has landed. | Source
Amy Pond and The Doctor
Amy Pond and The Doctor | Source
Frodo Baggins and the Ring
Frodo Baggins and the Ring | Source

Sci-Fi Geek

by John Hansen © 2013


I'm a fantasy and sci-fi geek

Some people may think I'm a freak.

Through time and space with Dr Who,

Or part of Firefly's gallant crew.


I may be found in distant skies

Captaining the Enterprise,

Or helping Frodo find the ring,

To slaying dragons for the King.


The real truth is,

I'm a Man In Black,

Just waiting....

For my memory back.


Source

"It's all true!" Luciente shouted with amazement . . . "Sometimes I suspect our history is infected with propaganda. Many of my generation . . . suspect the Age of Greed and Waste to be . . . crudely overdrawn. But to burn your compost! To pour your shit into the waters others downstream must drink! That fish must live in! Into rivers whose estuaries and marshes are links in the whole offshore food chain! Wait till I tell Bee and Jackrabbit! Nobody's going to believe this."

-- Marge Piercy, Woman on the Edge of Time

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Loved the Firefly series; love this poem.


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Very nice poem and I love your humour :-) I love your choice of pictures!


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Bill, yes I loved Firefly too.

Thank you for the nice compliments too kidscrafts. Much apprciated.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

yeah Jodah, I love these Micro-poems voted creative and awesome :)


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks again Frank, If I have faithful followers for them like you, I'll just keep trying to write more...cheers for the vote up.


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

Jodah,

Interestingly enough, I never saw the Fireflies series which I would have for sure checked out being a firefly enthusiast.

Really enjoyed your poem. V+

ocfireflies aka Kim


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Kim, thanks for visiting my hub and voting up. Did you seen the Firefly movie? Apparently the reason the series was canned after one season is there was a major stuff up and they showed the episodes out of order. Anyway you can download the entire show online still I think. Anyway, enough geek talk, thanks again.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

So you are a sci-fi geek?

I would never have known.

May the fantasy you seek

Remain now that you're grown.


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Mahir Maric 3 years ago from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Awesome poem,


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Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Your poetry just keeps getting better and better. Are you going to make a micro book?


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Yes drbj, I've been trying to keep it a secret...haha, but now the truth is out there.

Thank you Marie Maric.

Hi Suzanne,

Thanks for the compliment. I've been contemplating that with their popularity. Don't really know how to go about getting a book published but may have to look into it...read some tips on here.


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Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

If you put them into a book with a snazzy title and great front cover, then publish on Amazon Kindle (electronic version only) it costs nothing! I put a book up that way. It was fun and easy (apart from getting the formatting in Word right for Amazon). Then you could link to it in your hubs!


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the advice Suzanne. I'll have to look into that.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Really a cool poem! I am not into sci/fi that much, but I do like fantasy. I like how you pulled all this together in one poem and the images are fantastic. Enjoyed reading this!


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you so much Suzette, I really appreciate your kind comments.


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I love science fiction (especially Doctor Who) and I love this poem!


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Glad to meet another sci-fi and especially Dr Who fan Alicia. Thank you very much for the kind comment.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

I really enjoy your Micro poem series. Voted up and awesome.


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you once again FlourishAnyway. I'll try to keep writing more of these.


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Well how can I NOT vote this one Up and Awesome?!! :)


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Wow, Christy...thank you so much.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Ah you made me smile today! Thank you!!


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

A smile a day keeps the frowns away. Thank you Audrey, glad I could do that for you.


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Sunny River 3 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

This is great! Love it! I'm a huge geek myself so I totally know what you mean. :D


Rayne123 3 years ago

Hi Jodah, I like these series of poems, they tell a huge story in such few words.

Laurie


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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Sunny, I'm glad you can relate to my geekiness. Glad you enjoyed.

Hey Laurie, I hope you enjoy these micro-poems as much as I love writing them. Thanks for your kind comment.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Such a clever poem Jodah. I really enjoyed this and so will all my friends and connections. Passing this on!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Audrey for enjoying and sharing. Much appreciated.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Such a sci-fi Geek. You are so good at this kind of poem. And the pictures you find really enhance the hub. Voted UP, A, I, wonderful and H+


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Phyllis. I haven't written a micro-poem in awhile. I have to rectify that. I have been going through all my lower ranked hubs though and revamping them. Whatever change they have made to the HP algorithm seems to be working ok, as every hub I have updated has increased in score. Thanks for the vote up.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Hi Jodah. You are most welcome. I am revamping, too. I update one or two every few days. Every time I do, the score really jumps up fast, which is nice to see.


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Marie Flint 2 years ago from Jacksonville, FL

Hello Jodah,

I enjoyed the poem and thought you did a good job expanding the theme for hub length. (For some reason, though, I thought the poem was going to be epic length, in spite of the title saying "micro-poem.")

Nice soundtrack.

Voted interesting.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading Mary, this is one of my micro-poem series. They are all very short. Sort of a poetic version of flash fiction. Glad you liked the soundtrack and thanks for the vote up.


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

I love to watch and read Sci-Fi

It's a great pleasure to the mind and eye

Love it and love your poem!!

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey tillsontitan, glad to meet another sci-fi fan and that you enjoyed this poem. Vote ups are always appreciated.


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

It was great John! I loved it, every word that you wrote! It gets an A+ in my books. Every word and line was in the right place. I voted up, shared, pinned and G+ it.

Kevin


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey Kevin, glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for the great comment , vote up, share and pin.


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carrie Lee Night 2 years ago from Northeast United States

Jodah: Great start ! :). Funny and interesting :). My only criticism is I want more ! :). I want to hear much more about your geeky obsessions :). Thank you for sharing.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Me too Jodah! lol! I love the new Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi is okay! I say okay because it was only the first episode a couple of nights ago, but so far so good! And yes Star Trek, my favorite of all time, so here's to us sci fi nuts! lol! loved your poem!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey Carrie, sounds like you enjoyed this poem :) sorry it wasn't longer, but I do have about 14 other micro poems written in a similar vein, that you may like to check out. Thanks for reading.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Nell. Yes it usually takes a few episodes to embrace the new Doctor doesn't it, but Peter Capaldi was growing on me by the end of the first episode so I think he will be good. I wasn't sure about Matt Smith at first but I got to like him. Star Trek's a classic too. Glad you enjoyed this.


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Fullerman5000 2 years ago from Louisiana, USA

Great work and good job to incorporate some of the shows and movies within the poem. I enjoyed this poem.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Fullerman, good to see a comment from you. I appreciate your reading and glad you enjoyed this.

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