STAR**** **OOP**S: A Surreal Space Poetry Project – Page 16

Thanks to Teg for the photoshopping


Full power
Out into,

Armor[ed], [and]

The Ways

Swarms bearing.

Growls move [me] forward
[Into] trouble.



So far this has been the most difficult page to turn into something. There’s just too much of of the specifics of Starship Troopers in here to make a good space opera poem out of. Though a poem about super models or drug addicts would be easy enough with some of these words. The ‘full power’ in the first line immediately made me think of Picard’s ‘Engage’ and Kirk’s ‘Ahead’ but getting the words to take those first two anywhere were hard to come by. I ended up with oblique references to a heavily armored ship traversing the void pursued by some unknown, perhaps supernatural, menace.

Author: Jonathon

Would rather be out swimming, running, or camping. Works in state government. Spent a youth reading genre-fiction; today, he is making up for it by reading large quantities of non-fiction literature. The fact that truth, in every way, is more fascinating than fiction still tickles him.

2 thoughts on “STAR**** **OOP**S: A Surreal Space Poetry Project – Page 16”

  1. They’re all definitely space and gory death themed to a degree. I get a lot of the atmosphere that made Starship Troopers so good for me. I sorta wish these were all in a single long page so I could read the whole thing at once.

    1. That’s the idea once it’s all done. Only 200 more odd pages to go.

      I keep trying to get away from the death but Heinlien sometimes doesn’t give me much to work with…

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