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A Lonely Voyage

Five years was their prediction of my lifespan. Approaching forty-five, I have a lot to show and less to say. Photography was never my thing But I have the most impactful photo of the Earth. a blurry dot in a sunbeam Six billion kilometres away. Crawling through space at 61,500 kilometres in an hour, I'll soon lose my makers to the darkness of space; and meet my maker(s) in the darkness of space. But my voyage will not end as I have a new friend to meet. In forty thousand years, I'll see a friend I only know as AC+79 3888. through the fringes of our solar system, In the nihility of space, I stand as a testament of Humans, their ingenuity and mainly of their underestimation 23.3 billion kilometres That's how far home is. But I am home; Just not the one where I was made. They thought I'll be a small but significant "Voyager" I think they were wrong.

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Date: 7/15/2022 7:27:00 AM
Awesome work Nakul! Inspiring and creative poem. Keep up the good work! Linda
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Date: 6/3/2022 6:16:00 PM
Hello everyone, thank you for your kind words! I am actually a highschool student who was given this as homework. I didn't actually expect to come close to winning. I am looking forward to getting my way with words and becoming a better poet/author. There's a lot of inspiration here, many posts to follow. Glad I took part in the competition here.
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Date: 6/3/2022 8:53:00 AM
Your poem is beautiful and stirring. Your last two lines are powerful. Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 6/3/2022 12:07:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing what fascinates you through this fascinating muse of yours. God bless you. (Your first poem is a winning piece.)
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Date: 6/2/2022 6:27:00 PM
A warm welcome to Poetry Soup Nakul. Congratulations on your wonderful Fourth Place win with your amazing journey through space. Blessings and Aloha, Connie
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Date: 6/2/2022 1:54:00 PM
Nakul - Thanks for the ride into deep space! Some very fascinating facts and some amazement at just how well things have worked out. Congrats on a 4th place in the contest and thanks for entering!
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Date: 6/1/2022 7:09:00 AM
Thanks for sharing this. Welcome to Poetry Soup. I welcome you with the love of the Lord, expressed by John 3:16 of the Bible, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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