Disclaimer: Star Trek is the property of Paramount/Viacom. This poem is the property of and is copyright (c) 1976 by Gerry Downes. Originally published in Stardate Unknown #2, Gerry Downes editor.

 

The Movie

Gerry Downes

 

For three years one time

I became James Kirk

A part that I once played

Upon a stage

For the lights action cameras.

We made the cold

Galactic nights

A little warmer

He and I.

I gave him

Every single thing

I knew about myself

And so he grew

Becoming even more

Than me.

While I went on

With my life

He stayed

Aboard that ship

Sailing swift and sure

Among those stars

Touching golden suns

That I can only watch

And dream of touching.

If I could

Be him once again

It would be different

This time

For I could give him

Now

Every new thing

That I learned

This earthbound decade --

Especially the ways

I know now

Not to be afraid.

Take another shore leave

Jim Kirk,

Beam on down a while,

We could do it all

Once more --

You can come home again.