My Blog Lyric Fire: National Poetry Month – #NaPoWriMo #20 – Computers in the Cockpit

NaPoWriMo – National Poetry Writing Month


Computers in the Cockpit:

roger that

10-4 good buddy

satellite communications in effect

procedures proceeding

and all that good stuff


drifting up into white fluff

surrounded by blue sky tinged with gray

air pressure is compressing brain cells

precipitation levels uniquely liquefied

passengers otherwise engaged


time for some angry birds

crunching on nachos

drinking a dr pepper

gotta catch one life to live

before it goes off the air

time warner has an app for that


click, click, clack, clack

gotta send my wife an e-mail

let her know how imma hit that

instant message


and singing a catchy itune


jets in the sky

lumbering to an air force base

first lady on a plane

whizzing too close for comfort

pilots needing directional assistance


controllers eyes ablaze with pixels and pages

too busy decompressing

ignoring precious air space and human cargo

pass the popcorn

time for bones, skins and true blood


mad men

seem to be pretty little liars

their carelessness

will no doubt cause some damages

but in the meantime lets curb your enthusiasm

and enact some much needed law and order


breaker breaker 1-9



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Apr 20, 2011 | Posted by in Blog, NaPoWriMo 2011 | 8 comments

Comments (8 Responses)

  1. Jim says:

    very very interesting.. I have read about the controllers being asleep at the switch give you a really nice warm feeling doesn’t it

  2. Indeed it is. Very scary feeling.

  3. Sweepy Jean says:

    I like the flow on this one, Tameka, both in rhythm and in thoughts. Cool!

  4. Thanks Sweepy! 10 more to go! 🙂

  5. Debbie says:

    I agree with Sweepy it’s got a great flow… Airplane was a pretty funny movie …

  6. Thanks Debbie! Airplane is a classic!

  7. Ioannis Passalis says:

    Infatuated with your creation. Sleek corners and tasty curves. Yummmy, Tameka, Yummy! Very “badass” of you. 😉

  8. Hi Ioannis! Thanks so much for your delicious comment! I like being described as a Bad Ass! You’ve made my day. I look forward to reading your work as well.

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