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1 March 2015

Boldly Going

Yesterday the news
that Leonard Nimoy had died,
and we all felt we'd lost
an old friend.

(But then, we didn't really
believe it either. Mr Spock
will inhabit our universe
forever.)

Today's facebook reminder:
It's 32 years since the final 
episode of M.A.S.H.
with stones on a hillside
saying that huge GOODBYE.


Submitted for real toads' Flash 55 1 March 2015  (55 words including title) and for Poets United's Poetry Pantry #241

45 comments:

  1. damn. i did a bit of a TNG binge last night (there not being any original episodes), and I used to watch MASH religiously.

    satire is such an arcane art - I won't quite say dying (it'll always be around) - but difficult.

    and I don't quite believe it, either... ~

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  2. Nimoy's ashes should be sent to Mars. I cannot think of a more fitting tribute to a man who made space travel believable to the world.

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  3. How reasonable his character always was giving hope that things would work out well in the end. How fitting your post is Rosemary.

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  4. yes Mr Nimoy was so much more than his portryal of Spock. i did like mash a lot

    gracias mary for the memories

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  5. It certainly reminds you of time passing - and our mortality...we come and hopefully leave in peace...

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  6. You certainly rekindle lots of memories of the good black and white days Rosemary!

    Hank

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  7. Oh the passing of dear Mr Spock.. So many memories are tied to Vulcan ears..

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  8. as a Star Trekkie i was sadden on reading of 'Spocks' passing on facebook; luv the hope of his universal eternity in your poem

    Thanks for stopping by to read mine

    much love

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  9. I felt sad when I read the news too ~ But he lives in our hearts as Mr Spock ~

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  10. For me Leonard Nimoy is forever young....and Mash ending 32 years ago seems like yesterday.

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  11. He will live forever and then a few extra days. And funny you speak of M.A.S.H., my husband and I had just decided to start watching the reruns.

    The ones who go will stay for as long as we keep them in our hearts.

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  12. those characters do become a part of our lives

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  13. I hated MASH, but I loved Spock. Leonard Nimoy will be missed.

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  14. Nicely done! I too feel like I lost a friend. He was so much more than just Spock, too. A poet, an artist, however, as you said. He will always be with us :-)

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  15. Rosemary, I'm having some linking issues. My blog is http://saravinas.blogspot.com

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  16. Baby Boomers unite even more over TV than other things, and this death was so much less about Leonard than about what his character set loose in the world. That won't be forgotten.

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  17. Saddened by both these things....Mr Spock will live long and prosper in the Cosmos.

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  18. such an epic actor Mr Nimoy

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  19. at times, sadness produces hope and joy.
    profound sentiments shared.

    http://ihopsmithwalkingpath.blogspot.com/2015/03/haiku-and-poetry.html

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  20. We see them on the screen, TV and movie, and there, they will live forever, reliving and replaying scenes.

    Poppy

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  21. My goodness, I'm old as Methuseleh!

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  22. It is fascinating how we measure time by television and the impact of characters and actors on our lives. Leonard was a good man and he taught us so much about compassion.

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  23. Nimoy will always be remembered.
    Some things really come to end even tv shows we loved dearly

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  24. Nice tribute, Rosemary. We will miss Nimoy but then not because of all the reruns. Believe it or not, I have not watched even one Star Trek episode.
    Guess I'm not a Trekie, are you?
    ..

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    1. I liked his last public words, "Live long and prosper."
      He did both, I'm not far behind him in his first thought.
      ..

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    2. Mr Spock was very cool, a nice tribute! :)

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  25. he passes
    time passes
    we go on
    as best we can

    namaste
    jzb

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  26. TV has become the current myth maker. Star Trek taught us to take risks by going where no else will and a great deal about acceptance. I am currently watching reruns of Mash and know that it was there that I came to understand that laughter is good, if not the best medicine. Thank you for this one,

    Elizabeth

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  27. Yes, a sad to to know Spock left us. Thankfully his work will live on.

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  28. In our memories Mr. Spock will live long and prosper.

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  29. I honestly don't know anything about the man, but yes... I've been hearing & reading some news about this great personality that is Mr. Nimoy. I appreciate the homage you wrote for him.

    - ksm

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  30. These things seem a stark reminder that time is so fleeting....that decades fly by and before we know it, we're looking back on the ten-year anniversary of something, or the twenty-year anniversary.....or even thirty-year!!

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  31. A lovely tribute to Leonard Nimoy Rosemary. And just like you we know that through him our old friend Mr Spock will always be around.

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  32. A lovely tribute to Leonard... he will be missed!

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  33. Rosemary,

    Barometers with which to measure our own individual time. Passing of stars and televison favourites, certainly does move life onwards with haste!!

    Eileen

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  34. Those in the arts touch and keep touching our live long after they are gone. May we all live long and prosper.

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  35. I like that you used a subject that so many of us have been touched by. Well done, Rosemary!! May you live long and prosper :)

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  36. Spock and Mash- part of our history. Nice tribute.

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  37. One of my favorites...Spock...I did the double "V" hand signs in memory of him as soon as I found out.

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  38. RIP Leonard Nimoy. I enjoyed all of Mr Nimoy's work but especially Star Trek.
    Wonderful tribute!!

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  39. These people form part of our personal histories, it's only right to remember them, specially in poetry.

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