Thursday, November 6, 2014

Their bidding in a pioneering flight!

                                                                                    Attribution: NASA Emmett Given
Image: Payload Control Room Space Flight Center (here)

3WW given words:
devastate plummet gossamer

They heard the news and they were devastated
Over 700 of the privileged few had taken the offer
They had paid sterling pounds 150,000 per head
But then they heard the news of the disaster

They were not ordinary people but icons of society
Household names who had made their mark in life
Stephen Hawking Lady Gaga Bieber Pitt and Jolie
For an exciting journey anticipated not yet realized

After Friday night’s fatal test flight, which killed one pilot
When the craft plummeted to earth broken and burnt out
About 3% of them lost their desire to be included
And had cancelled their bidding in the pioneering flight

A glimmer of hope shrouded in a gossamer of events
It  may set back the shine in the immediate future
But those with money to throw around are not concerned
To reserve a seat on space tourism’s early venture

For Thomg's 3WW week 400

11 comments:

  1. heh i imagine the explosion did hinder a few people from wanting to take that chance,
    i think i would let them work out the bugs first, just saying...

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  2. A very expensive trip indeed but nothing is absolute here.

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  3. I'm sure it was a big deterrent. Not like a car accident where you'll probably survive.

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  4. A well written dramatic verse, Well done Hank

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  5. Even if I had the money I wouldn't be leaping aboard...it is so futile that a man's life was lost just for the dreams of the rich and not too smart

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  6. Yeah, I'll be keeping my feet on the ground. Let the rich go boom.

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  7. If I had money to burn, I'd reserve a seat. Might not use it though.

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  8. I'd wait until it was tested a few times

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  9. Not in this life....get dizzy easily.... passionate write!

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  10. Ah a news item inspired this piece - good use of words.

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