If we start our MARS colony ~ with one thousand Souls

We'll have to live underground ~ like rabbits & moles

MARS is  140  milion miles away

So you can't get there and back in a day !

To travel that far ~ with all your gear

Will take you at least ~ a half of a Year ! 


When you arrive ~ with Wife Son & Daughter

There ain't no air to breath ~ an' no runnin' water

No SUPERMERCADOS ~ stocked up with food 

No Houses or Flats to shelter your brood !

No Roads & no Cars ~ to travel around

No Birds & no Bees ~ just barren red ground,


BUZZ ALDRIN ~ says don't worry ~ if you want to stay

We'll melt ice and make water and O2 ~ OK !

Turn Regolith to soil and grow rice an' peas

Keep chucks for eggs ~ an' plant Apple Trees

I don't know who'll finance it ~ TRUMP's already said

"Ah don't want the fifty~first State to be RED !" 


Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX


The colonistion is set for 2050 and tickets will be one way !

Already 100's of Young American Scientists have voluntered

to ~ Make Mars Great Again ! Would you volunteer for MARS ?


This poem is presented as three sextets of Rhyming Couplets. 



  • orchidee

    A fine write Brian. It's a yummy galaxy - with the galaxy itself, mars bars, milky ways! Does the No.7 bus go to Mars? Nope, some equally nutty person replied: It's the No.11 bus that goes to Mars!


      Ohhhhhh STEVE have you lost your SOLARBUS timetable already ? It's Mercury (No. 1) Venus (No. 2) Earth (No. 3) and Mars (No. 4) ~ OK Scheduled for 2500 (too late for some !) Buzz Aldrin envisages a monthly No. 4 Shuttle Bus Service to Mars after 2050. They plan to send Trump on a one-way-ticket to be President of Mars and let PENCE take over as President of the USA ! Watch this space ~ BRIAN ~ UK Ambassador to MARS !

    • Accidental Poet

      Although I'm not against the idea of living on Mars, personally I think we should solve our social issues and problems we have here on Earth before we start new ones on another planet. And Mars is already great. I'd prefer we not mess it up with a new Trump Tower. Great write though Brian.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks AP ~ but you know the Human race always wanting to Go Boldly where no one has ever been before. The population of the Earth could reach 15 billion by 2100 and ~ at the present increasing urbanisation ~ deforestation ~ global warming ~ hitech lifestyle etc ~ we may need to send 5 billion elsewhere ! Buzz Aldrin etc thinks Mars would make an ideal venue ! Buzz will be 125 in 2050 so may be too old to go ? As we all know Mars is not a habitable Planet (Venus is worse) and in my view (as an Environmental Scientist) it never can be ! So living on Mars would always be an artificial existence and we will always be EARTH ALIENS and never true MARTIANS. It is a very fascinating subject ~ thanks for your comment ! BRIAN

      • Louis Gibbs

        Love your poem, Brian. It is a fascinating subject, indeed. Thanks for sharing.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks LOUIS ~ Thanks for your comment. Please see my comment to KAT for more details of the MISSION to MARS ~ BRIAN

          • Louis Gibbs

            I read your comment to Kat, and agree that trying to colonize another planet, at least not one in our solar system, is a feasible long-term solution. To me, the solution lies in mastering living in space, as more advanced species have done and are doing. Any planet is going through a slow death process ... space is timeless.

          • Nicholas Browning

            I'm not going to Mars. I would go to any other planet in our solar system though.
            They can have fun, but I doubt the trip would go well for them.
            Nice write sir. Well played.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks NICHOLAS ~ Interesting choice all the other planets are even less habitable than MARS !
              NASA and the other groups are determined to instigate a Manned Flight to Mars between 2035 & 2050 with a view of establishing a permanent manned base on the Planet.
              Please see my comment to KAT for more details of the feasibility of a Mars Colony ~ YOURS BRIAN

            • Fay Slimm.

              Oh Yes my friend - - -Red Mars ready for it first pioneers sans everything they will need to keep them alive - - this has to be one of your best light-hearted messages on serious subjects and so full of interest. Love the flow in those rhyming couplets. First class writing again Brian.

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Thanks FAY ~ As usual ~ you have grasped the essence of my message in this poem ~ Yours as ever BRIAN

              • Lizzy Renee

                Fine write! 🙂

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  Thanks LIZZY ~ pleased you enjoyed it ! Please check today's poem ~ Thanks B.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Good write Brian but I do tend to agree with Outback and see if we can get passed the coming Monday.
                  Being a Trekkie I have already beamed to Mars, had a wander around but could not find Spock so I beamed back.

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    Thanks ANDY ~ Yours and Steve's is a common Mantra ~ CARPE DIEM and let Tomorrow take care of itself ! Perhaps a prerequisite for those who would wish to join the MARS MISSION is that they should be DEDICATED TREKKIES ! Despite his distinctive ears SPOCK can be a little elusive. Please check my Poem for Sunday THE HOLY SPIRIT ~ Which takes us beyond Space and into the Spiritual Dimension ~ BRIAN

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