Lost Kite

As I will be writing all sorts of poetry this week and next for Writing 201, most of my challenges will also be done in poetic form 🙂

Lost Kite

No more string attached,
Its adventure taking flight,
Goodbye broken kite.

A haiku in response to this week’s Stellar and Lunar Challenge (Oct 1) with the prompt Flight.

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This Is Why I Would Become A Space Traveller

Would I travel to space? Oh yes I would.

The outer space has always, and will always be fascinating to me. If only we could travel through the universe like how we travel to another country.

Imagine the world we would live in if space travel is possible. Here are a few scenarios I could think of based on lots of sci-fi movies watched since childhood:

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The Lonely Satellite

Eternal entity
Never looked back
Drifting endlessly
Up and away from home
Ran out of course
Alone floating in space
No one came finding
Cold hot it does not feel
Enduring time, the lonely satellite


My first attempt at acrostic poem is inspired by this week’s Stellar and Lunar Challenge Roundup #14 (Aug 20) themed Enduring/Endurance.

Stellar and Lunar Challenge is hosted by Sarah once a week every Thursday on her blog tuckedintoacorner.

*Photo credited to http://www.iphonebackgrounds.org/

Every Year

Every year
They silently observe
Tracing stellar movement

Every year
Comet comes close
To some distant planet

Every year
Blazing the sky
Devastated impact

Every year
Life forms fear
Destructible comet

Every year
They move in
Colonizing the aftermath

Every year
The cycle repeats
They are populating


My first free verse poetry and is inspired by this week’s Stellar and Lunar Challenge Roundup #12 (Aug 6) themed impact. I’m still in the mood of sci-fi after reading Ender’s Game ^^’

Stellar and Lunar Challenge is hosted by Sarah once a week every Thursday on her blog tuckedintoacorner.

Book Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Where I Bought : eBook
Price : 
Rating : 5/5 stars

This is a book that gnawed at me even though I placed a bookmark at Chapter 12 and thought of resting my tired self.

Needless to say I finished the whole book in a matter of two days, usually it takes about a week for me to finish a book.

Ender’s Game is a sci-fi book set in Earth’s future. With incoming invasions of an insectoid alien species, human race has to gear up for intergalactic war. We learned from the First and Second Earth Invasion. Our exploration in space leads to the discovery of an alien’s colony in far space and defeating them helped us advanced into alien technology like gravity control.

In parallel with that a genetically breed of human program takes place in the aftermath and young children are carefully selected to join the armies against the alien. The protagonist Ender Wiggin is one of them.

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Star Nouveau

Image credited to http://www.wired.com

Moving phases of life,
One has to be born,
Passing through the night,
Birth of a new dawn.

In arms of spiral galaxy,
Laying nurtured to conceive,
Encircling nebulae canopy,
Reaching apex of eve.

Collapse in pull,
Radiating ray of violet,
Brimmed viscera full,
Shine through scarlet.

Morph to full star,
Glowing across space,
Burning near and far,
In this finite state.


This birth of a star poem is inspired by a themed quote from Stellar and Lunar Challenge Roundup #9 (July 16).

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Stellar and Lunar Challenge is hosted by Sarah once a week every Thursday on her blog tuckedintoacorner.