2nd Place in the Star Trek competition April 2011
Hail venerable Captain Picard
of Star Trek – The Next Generation.
As you go to warp speed
with incredible acceleration,
and go where no man’s been before
with a black hole penetration,
do you ever have the urge
to say ‘stuff the Federation?
With Will and Data at your side
you fear not the space and isolation,
and not once does your face reveal
any sign of trepidation.
You are a learned well read man,
well versed in mediation.
But have you considered the benefits of
Shooting first or alienation?
A better Captain than ape man Jim
with you there’s no dissemination,
and Data converses intelligently
unlike Spock's bland summation.
So you face the final frontier
without knowing your destination,
but isn’t there more to a Captain's life
than continual space exploration?
Hail Captain Luc Piccard
worthy of the adulation.
Loyal, honest, with integrity
you are indeed an inspiration.
So once again it’s ‘Make it so’
with the Federation's ratification,
as the Borg make other plans
For Star Trek – The Next Generation.