Today I transpose my thoughts,

Within the wheels of Man.

So that every conscious being,

Could find an outstretched hand.


As I transverse through

this infinite universe,

Through the welds of time.

If you try to travel to the past.

The laws of physics will not allow,

Although it isn't treated as a crime.


Some of you will just believe, 

This is a fact not a boast.

For when you travel backwards;

You can only appear as apparitions,

Or what some of you may call ghosts.


However you try you cannot alter the past,

For if we could we would cause ripples.

To traverse throughout our universe,

That may destroy this planet we know 

As earth.



Say if we went back in time just suppose,

What would happen if we stopped asteroids.

From wiping out the dinosaurs, lets think,

No one knows, Would mankind be extinct.


For what it's worth.what would happen,

If someone invented a time machine. 

To travel to the future would they find,

There was no travelling back in time.


For we cannot alter any of our past,

That is the paradox of our life.

We can only appear as apparitions

Or ghosts, We cannot interact

With ourselves and furthermost.

For that would be a contradiction,

That no one would be able to unravel.

Of quantum space time travel.


Poetry by Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-06-12 at 00:14

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Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
Certainly the result of a great deal of thought, this poem. It is that old yesterday/today/tomorrow conundrum, isn't it. The only reason people would want to go back is largely the result of regret. The most interesting modern day research has proved that what we think we remember of our past experiences, is actually make believe: Our memories are 'coloured' by out later experiences.