Saturday, April 7, 2012

National Poetry Month: Charlie X

Stardate 1533.6

Charlie X:
(from the point of view of Yeoman Janice Rand)

He was nice at first,
a pleasant boy,
even if he didn't know how things worked.
Then he got on my nerves,
and showed his powers to control the ship,
and make people disappear without a single, poof!
Then he did it to me,
I really didn't like him anymore.

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Charlie X

All I ever wanted was for people to like me.
I didn’t know what to do to make them.
I tried, but they said I was wrong.
I had no idea what to do.
I got angry when they laughed.
So I made them disappear.
Please, let me stay.
Please, help me.
I want—

Star Trek: The Original Series - Season One (Remastered Edition)