Genre: Rhyme, Universe, Satire, Space
If Pluto Is No Planet
by Barbara Doran-Rogel
What do you mean?
How could you dare?
Jupiter’s nothing but a ball of air
So I’ve been living in illusion
That planets are in collusion
To steer my fate
Where’s the debate?
Jupiter is benign?
Now I can crash the shrine
Belief’s suspended, I’m offended
Break my heart so now you mend it
You mean, Venus is a molten sphere
That burns you up when you go near
So all that talk of heart’s entwined
Is merely man’s delusional mind
Then you tell me Mercury
Has nothing much to do with me
Or its position in my house
Did not attract my witty spouse
If Saturn’s rings mean nothing much
If Pluto is no planet
Then all the things I thought I knew
Have basis as in granite