Adeline Foster

(Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

The Captain's Secret


In that land of make-believe,
Where only children aren’t deceived,
I’m the captain of an update spaceship car.

By day a sun’s bright ray
Hides my space ships as I play,
So adults never know just where they are.

I play with little cars,
Pretend that I’m a man from Mars,
And no one ever knows I’ve come this far.

But in the sky at night
Any stars that come in sight
Are just the fleet of a seasoned spacecraft tar.*

My craft is very fast;
I thrill the grown-ups with my blast,
Who think that they have seen a shooting star.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Edited: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Topic(s): poem


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

*tar: sailors of long ago were called “tars” because of the tar that they smeared on the ships to make them water-proof.

Comments about this poem (The Captain's Secret by Adeline Foster )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 1,079 Points Hazel Durham (2/23/2014 7:29:00 AM)

    Beautiful escape back to childhood, where dreams are reality of each new day, imagination is a brighter world! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 761 Points Ken E Hall (2/18/2014 10:44:00 PM)

    Delightful look at the captain of make believe pity the world was like it when we grow up...charming poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,870 Points Bri Edwards (2/7/2014 10:35:00 PM)

    i haven't read the poem yet, but i shall, as i wish to know the secret. will i actually learn what the secret is? but then it won't be a secret! as for the poet note: maybe people who wax cars for a living should be calls waxes?

    adeline, the last line was the frosting on the cake. thanks for sharing the poem and the rhymes especially. bri :) (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. What at a Sunrise Ends, michael walkerjohn
  2. Les Collaborations de Vie, michael walkerjohn
  3. Only movement, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Thoughtful Succour, michael walkerjohn
  5. Wrapped In Silk, michael walkerjohn
  6. My Prayer, Clive Blake
  7. AFTER THESE MISTS AND FOGS, M.D Dinesh Nair
  8. Creek of death!, SALINI NAIR
  9. Your Coronation, Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos
  10. I Love You, How To Say, Get It Sent Acro.., Bijay Kant Dubey

Poem of the Day

poet Edgar Allan Poe

"Seldom we find," says Solomon Don Dunce,
"Half an idea in the profoundest sonnet.
Through all the flimsy things we see at once
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

poet Carey York

Trending Poems

  1. The Brook, Alfred Lord Tennyson
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. An Enigma, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]