Sunday, July 31, 2016

25,000 Feet Without A Chute

Is it a plane, is it a rocket, is it Superman?
Coming back to earth at 125 miles an hour
Pulled by gravity’a power
No it looks like Superdaredevil defying death
At 25,000 feet the net below is unseen
Winds want to push him off course
His wife peering skyward
Heart racing, holding her breath
Faster and faster pushed to the left
Then pushed to the right
The speck growing in size
Net now visible
Will it hold, will it break?
On target a hundred feet away to  a quick  flip onto his back
Into the net quickly slowing down
Almost hitting the ground
Net did not reject
This daredevil survived, he passed the ultimate test
Ever since  Icarus and Daedalus man has sought to with gravity toy
The thrill of jumping into space a sense of freedom to enjoy
Luke Aikens has just had the ultimate thrill
Once again for him gravity did not kill.
© July 31, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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