Life on Mars

Mars, 2001, with the southern polar ice cap vi...

Mars, 2001, with the southern polar ice cap visible on the bottom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

May as well seek for life on Mars
In these hallways only ghosts walk
And it’s been this way for years

Dust is dancing in the sunlight
And such hearts left here forsaken
Are just listless memories
And melodies to silence
And regret

May as well believe in life on Mars
Faith such a strange, sweet aberration
For this place lost deep in time

Believing someday love returns
Is just a fantasy that’s roasting
On the spit of its own fallacy
And all of this just melodies
To silence and regret

© Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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9 Responses to Life on Mars

  1. sknicholls says:

    I am reminded of Ursula K. Le Guin’s fantasy/sci-fi that put a weird sort of prehistoric life on Mars. How do we really know WHERE we came from?

  2. Skye says:

    Sigh…..I believe. 🙂 Starting to anyway. Hugs, Sis!

  3. Noora says:

    This is amazing work. I’ve missed reading your poetry, Helen. I’ve just been SO busy lately. xo

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