Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cartoon Vitamins

Below is Cartoon Vitamins. I prepared this poem after my doctor told me I needed some annual exams now that I'm... well, let's just say a little older. My doctor, whom I'm certain is younger than me, also recommended that I take a vitamin daily. I began to remember those various vitamins that I had taken as a child with all sorts of cartoon characters and dinosaurs on them. It actually started a flood of good memories going back to childhood and progressing through the years. This is a first draft that I wrote, made a few changes on and submitted here. I'd appreciate your review, input, and/or comments, but more importantly I am thankful and humbled that you have taken the time to read it in this crazy world we all live in. Thank you.

Cartoon Vitamins

One year, two year, three year
they pass so quickly,
it seemed I was a child,
young adult,
all before I knew what happened.

I wanted to be adult
and now I reach for childhood
Elementary, Junior High, High School and
a twenty-year reunion
a glance at the past that’s gone.

Nothing changes, everything changes
my hair changing now
my body changing too
vitamins the doctors recommend now with test
Invasive, odd, strange and reserved test for other, older people.

I am those older people now
it has all changed
but I still remember cartoon vitamins
they tasted grape.

© Clint Thomas, 2009

Battlestar Galactica Ends, The Debates Start

Battlestar Galactica came to a fitting end yesterday. I have to give the writers and cast thumbs up on a job well done. I don’t have to recap all the explanations that came out in the final episode, but I would like to point out that it had a very interesting twist with Galactica having been our past. It certainly ties with mythology, God, the thirteen tribes of Earth and other parts of our history. Now, I don’t for a second believe that Galactica is fact, nor do I believe that we should have a “Church of The Battlestar”. But, if you have not already drawn some associates with history and Battlestar, here is some to consider from a Christian or Jewish view:

Saul = possible prelude to King Saul
Baltar = possible Abraham from the Bible (one God belief)
Hera = already saw she may be Eve
Six = Sarai, wife of Abraham who couldn’t have a child
Adama = possible consider everyone’s father for leading them home “Adam”
Kara = Angels
Lee = could be “Adam” if Adama is Noah
Adama and Roslin = Noah and wife (big ship through storm to safety)

The possibilities go on and on and I believe that several great college thesis papers could be written from different points-of-view about Battlestar Galactica. However, here’s one more to consider, take a look at Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past. It was written in 1968 (long before the first Battlestar) by Erich Von Daniken. With the fine folks from Battlestar Galactica willing to help the local people of Earth it sounds an awful lot like the plot of Chariots. Take a read and then review Battlestar and you might just hit where the writers got some good material.