What does it mean to boldly go
when there is no star ship in sight?
How do I get to where no one has gone before
when I don’t know if I should go left or right?
When do I make choices to go past the stars
and live without fear of a wrong turn?
Can I live long and prosper this year
and from life find lessons to learn?
Does temporal time stand still
while I decide what to do next?
Or proceed at high warp speed
faster than a fourteen year old can text?
Tell me: How I can transport into the new year
and make it the best ever?
When do I tell myself, “Make it so”
rather than slithering into never?
I’m a woman, not a doctor,
but does that really matter?
It’s time to boldly go and go and go
and not listen to self-defeating alien chatter.
I must discover the saga of what’s ahead
and not be stunned by what I find
I shall give this year all I’ve got
and not leave any directives or red shirts behind
The best intentions shall (La)forge ahead
and beam me to a place of wonder
No holodeck or holograms do I need
Except maybe an imaginary place to ponder
What will this bold year of 2018 hold in store
as the days, weeks and months revolve around the sun?
Will I go where I have never been before
and leave resistance and those damn Borg on the run?
Will I logically follow the path set before me,
the future in my hands, like war to wage?
Yes, I shall lay in a course for a fascinating year
And leave you with one word: Engage!
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21 responses to Engage in Boldness
Thanks for your approval, Cheryl!
I love this! My favorite part was “I’m a woman, not a doctor” – I heard that in McCoy’s voice (which was weird). I can remember all the scenes where someone gave an order and I thought “I would not go there” and I do wonder if I’ll engage or retreat when presented with the chance. I hope I find the courage to engage.
I do have the medical doctor Star Trek blue shirt, so perhaps I do sound a bit like McCoy? We all find our boldness and courage when the situation calls for it. I have no doubt that you can engage when needed.
Rather cheerful, hopeful post. What WILL we do this year?
I’m not even a Trekkie, but “I’m a woman, not a doctor” made me LOL 🙂
I was trying to work in a “Dammit Jim!” sentence, but the woman-not-a-doctor thing worked better. Glad I could give you an LOL this morning, Joey. 🙂
Reblogged this on Anything is Possible! and commented:
I shall go boldly, even when I’m taking baby steps. Inspired by these words by Mary Melange.
Thanks for the reblog, Joanna. I’m glad you liked the geeky Star Trek poetry. May you live long and go boldly forth.
I will make it so! 🙂 A pleasure to re-blog this!
Very inspirational. Great writing.
Thank you so much!
I come from way back in TOS original airing. LOVED this post. Live long and prosper.
Thank you. Peace and long life to you, Marian!
Engage! Make it so!!
…. until I discover that all the controls have frozen in the cold. This might take longer than I expected ….
Where’s the friggin’ engineer or HVAC guy when you need one? We need heat!
The heat will be working just fine in May when we’re having an unseasonably warm spring 😉
I can’t complain though – my house is comfortably warm and for that I’m very grateful!
Great post Mary thanks! May your discoveries this year be wonderful 👍
I hope your 2018 is glorious, Susan!
This thought-provoking poem sent me into a mood of reflection that enriched my afternoon, and for that I thank you. The line that reverberated most with me: “It’s time to boldly go and go and go and not listen to self-defeating alien chatter.”
You are so welcome, Auntie! I wrote that line because I often let my own negative chatter get the best of me rather than throwing those damn aliens out the air lock and into space. I’ve decided that a few of those aliens are going to die in 2018. 😉