Saturday, April 7, 2012

National Poetry Month (The Cage)

Stardate unknown

For national poetry month, my sister and I are writing poems for each Star Trek (TOS) episode, in broadcast order.

The Cage:
(from the point of view of Captain Christopher Pike)

There were guys with weird heads,
who tried to make me fall in love,
they had powers that are very strange,
yet I made it home alive.
P.S. This is a Captain's Log. 

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The Cage
They beamed down to a planet fair
illusions all around the air
the Captain was a man named Pike
he never joked at all (oh my!)

Mr. Spock smiled at a singing flower
two women were stolen with alien power
the Captain was trapped as if in a zoo
but of course he figured out what to do
Number One helped, with a phaser on overload—
and finally the Talosians let them go.

Is this a dream? You ask in confusion.
No, only Star Trek as it could-have-been.


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