DISCLAIMER: The Star Trek characters are the property of Paramount Studios, Inc. This poem is the creation and property of Shirley Maiewski and is copyright (c) 1975 by Shirley Maiewski. Originally published in Energize #1.

Starship - Starshine

Shirley Maiewski

She gleams

There in the Starshine

Gleams, waiting for me

I rise, moving to meet her

Guiding my craft

Through limitless sea.

She gleams

There in the Starlight

Gleams, beck'ning me in.

She calls, I eagerly answer

Seeking protection

From Earth's flashing din.

She gleams

Points of light streaming,

Gleams, showing the way

To doors, now closing around me

Holding me safe

In her brightly lit bay.

She gleams

Now on the inside

Gleams, casting on me

Rays, from radiant panels

Lighting my path

To where I must be.

She gleams

Still in the Starshine

Gleams, as onward we go

On, to whate'er fate awaits us

In reaching the stars

That men seek to know.