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Here, beyond the realm of air I've given what this job remands For everything I've e'er held dear My closest friend, the 1st, is near But with a glass between our hands No proper farewell can we share. The reaper comes for me alone My duty done, the core repaired Though radiation thru-and-thru There wasn't choice, I had to do As fate demanded and declared The good of many o'er my own. Now I'm grappling with this fear For never have I faced my death Oh, cheated it, a time-or-three By making wagers that would be By any standard, wasted breath Had luck not smiled ear-to-ear. Tell me, Spock, what is the way To shed the terrors of demise? Your kind is practiced of the art Of separating mind from heart Still, no answers swim your eyes Just tears for all you will not say. I thought emotion left your kind Yet now a tear drips just for me It must swell in your human part The always kind-yet-distant heart That fills and guides you, quietly While shadowing a cunning mind. Oh, what a soiree this has been - As Don and Sancho, side-by-side This Universe that billows stars A sea of dust and suns was ours A crew and star ship - what a ride There will not be the likes again. Yes, Dear Friend ... Chances taken, rules did bend But I have no regrets to claim Blessing, was this daring dance With you, across a great expanse An honor no one else can claim But now that trek is at an end ... Live long and prosper, my old friend ... Live long and prosper ... * In honor of one of my favorite humans, Ray Bradbury, and a favorite scene from one of the Star Trek movie reboots. *

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Date: 9/1/2017 7:43:00 AM
What a great dedication to the great visionary and human being. And this was one of my favorite scenes from that movie as well. A really nice piece you've written here Greg into my faves it goes have a great day.
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 9/1/2017 10:22:00 PM
Many kind thank you's, Edward, I'm really pleased you enjoyed this ... and thanks so much for the fav, my friend. Blessings! :-)
Date: 8/31/2017 4:47:00 PM
Greg, Russell said I HAD to stop and read this poem. It had Star Trek in the title! He loves star trek, but he likes the next generation, but admires the first group too. He said, "I loved and admired your poem, I can relate. You have written a stunning poem here Greg my friend, I was delighted to have it read to me this afternoon. You sure have many talents when writing, you can write on many subjects, I like that. What an exemplary piece, great work." Emma :)
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 9/1/2017 10:21:00 PM
Thank you BOTH so much! I had a feeling Russell was Trekkie, too ... we're a lot alike in many ways! SO happy you both enjoyed this, as I had a lot of fun with it, and enjoy this odd rhyme scheme. Blessings to you both - I am praying daily for you, Dear friends! <3
Date: 8/31/2017 12:13:00 PM
I can totally hear William Shatner reciting this with full Shakespearean flair :) enjoyed! xomo
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 9/2/2017 10:30:00 AM
I have to agree :)
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 9/1/2017 10:19:00 PM
Thanks so much, Maureen - he has that kind of flair, doesn't he? Chris Pine has done a great job with the reboot as well, taking Shatner's character and making it his own. Thanks again! :-)
Date: 8/31/2017 8:25:00 AM
Nice poem, Greg:)
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 9/1/2017 10:18:00 PM
Kind thanks, Jo - much appreciated!
Date: 8/31/2017 7:44:00 AM
Well done Greg. !
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 9/1/2017 10:17:00 PM
Thanks so much, Heidi! :-)