Tuesday, July 14, 2009

30. Coda

I wrote/illustrated a poem today to mark the importance of the past year. I dedicate it to Ozzie.

12 comments:

Adrienne said...

Very nice poem! Oz is blessed to have a daddy like you!

Vivi2009 said...

What a beautiful poem. As I read it, I felt like I was in it and discovered something new in myself as well. Ozzie is very blessed to have a dad like you. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I was on that same spaceship, thanks Captain for guiding us forward when we were all so afraid!

Mom

Chrystal said...

Fatastic! You rock, Dan. I'm glad to be in the crew with you.

Perplexing Situation said...

Awesome!

Ria said...

Very creative! I think you like Star Trek or Star Wars or Battlestar Gallactica or Stargate or all of the above based on the theme of the poem. Just a thought. :-)

Lisa said...

First, love the prose. Second, I knew I liked you for a reason - scifi geeks unite (please, please tell me you are a Babylon5 fan). Lastly, so glad to be a part of your (space) posse.

Lisa said...

Beautiful and eloquent! You know . . . in a dude sort of way ;)

DownTownDan said...

Am I a big geek? Is that the elephant in the room? Star Wars was my first love. We got a divorce when the last three movies came out, but I still see her occasionally. I do enjoy sci-fi movies. I don't read sci-fi books or watch sci-fi tv shows. So I would classify myself as maybe just a mid-level geek. This poem is my version of "Welcome to Holland." When I read that story, I thought it was sweet, but it didn't really speak to me personally. I clearly remember thinking that I didn't feel like I was in Holland, I felt like I woke up on Mars. I always wanted to write a post about it, but never did. For some reason I started thinking about it again as I sat in the hospital on Ozzie's birthday, and I had this very strong urge to write it as a poem. I wasn't attempting to tap into my inner geek, I was more interested in writing about the scariest and most foreign place I could imagine.

ds.mama said...

Your inner geek is awesome. Glad you let him out once in a while.

Monica Crumley said...

I like your Welcome to Holland version better. :-) Space... the final frontier...

Lisa said...

Um... did I just out myself for no reason then? Dang it!