Monday, August 28, 2006

Pluto's Plight

Pluto, the push-up puppet, has become Pluto, the pushed-out puppet (see picture), as he was unceremoniously removed from his rightful place in space.

Greg Asimakoupoulos has penned an excellent poem about Pluto's tragic fate.

Poor Pluto! Who's going to get the boot next?


The Tribe Has Spoken
The plight of a has-been planet
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
August 28, 2006

It's kind of Goofy, but it's true.
In spite of what we thought we knew,
ol' Pluto isn't worth his bark
way out there deep in space.

This is no Mickey Mouse-ish ruling.
All those textbooks from our schooling
have been rendered out-of-date.
The dog has been dethroned.

The tally proves he's no Survivor.
Pluto's torch has lost its fire.
The tribe has spoken and the pup's
been voted off for good.

So as you stargaze late at night,
remember "facts" aren't always right.
When science dines on just desserts,
sometimes it's humble pie.

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1 comment:

  1. That is so funny David..
    My husband just got up for a drink of water and I read it to him.
    We are both laughing our heads off.
    The neighbors must think we are crazy because it ia almost two in the morning!...From Terry