Playing with the Planets

Itfs cosmic playground time, for Ifm
enlarged to interstellar size
A Solar System all for me
I view my catch with greedy eyes

From outside in I think Ifll start
With Pluto I shall call the tune
I flick it into Saturnfs grip
to orbit humbly as a moon

Now Jupiter and Neptunefs turn
Goodbye to each with looks forlorn
I squeeze those gassy spheres to one
Planet Neptuniter is born!

Uranus might as well be gone
So hurling it with all my ire
It hits the Sun, and with a blip
just vanishes in waves of fire

Let Venus, Mars and Mercury
forsake each boring old ellipse
Now dragged to orbit near the Earth
for happy summer tourist trips


© Oliver Wright

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