Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "I Want My Tomorrow Back"

This is the freebie for today's fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] janetmiles, [personal profile] redsixwing, LJ user My_partner_doug, and Book_worm5. It's based on Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, which was a wonderful movie right up until it turned out that the shining future had never actually been completed, a bait-and-switch distastefully parallel to losses in our current timeline. So I fixed it.  This poem also fills the "happy ending" square in my 10-1-15 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest.

"I Want My Tomorrow Back"

Imagine the future
you want to see real.

Reach for the stars,
even if other people are
trying to take them away from you.

Pin your hopes to the vision
of a seat held open for you.

Wade through wheat and water
into the land of tomorrow.

There will be obstacles;
there will be enemies;
overcome them all.

Use your head.
Use your hands.
Be the future that
you want to become.

When you get there
(and you will  get there)
the future will unfold at
your feet, whole and
shining with promise.

Step into it and find
your flying car, your jetpack
your rocket ride to the Moon.

If you want your tomorrow back,
then reach out and take it.

Tags: cyberfunded creativity, fishbowl, poem, poetry, reading, science fiction, weblit, writing
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