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Rated: E · Poetry · Sci-fi · #992917
For Scotty of Star Trek: Now, listen here, just beam me up. Lord, get me OFF this mound.
Scotty's last lament

         for James Doohan (RIP, 20 July 2005)

Drink to me and prop me up!
Make bagpipe moans resound.
My labours of a life are done.
Let other drivers frown.


In a voice most dear, he rings forth clear,
through mothballed memories:

Wrap me up? Don't lay me low!
Don't stow me in the ground.
Stash me here in glass, eyes up,
to see Mankind star-bound.


One last word to stir our souls,
to look up past the clouds:

Now, listen here, just beam me up.
Lord, get me OFF this mound.


© Kåre Enga

20 juli 2005
Catalogue number: [162.270]

James Doohan, of Star Trek fame died in the early morning of July 20, 2005. He was known for being asked to beam people up and the one liner "Beam me up, Scotty" became a cultural icon. On April 2, 2007 it was reported that his ashes will be blasted into space: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070402/ap_en_tv/people_doohan_rocket_launch
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