Kathryn’s Life

Disclaimer: so I decided to rip off two institutions, instead of my usual one— o well.

In response to the challenge made by Sue and C.A.
Dutch kids grow up on the books written by Dick Bruna. His most famous character is Nijntje (Miffy in the English versions). He has a unique style of drawing his characters, but it is often forgotten that his writing style is very special too.
I even had to call my parents to have them read out a page to me, just to get the hang of his meter and rhyme scheme.

After sleeping through the night,
our brave Captain Janeway
decreed no more protocol,
my life will start today.

Entering the turbolift
with destination clear,
she found the man of her dreams,
but he was just veneer.

She realized that’s what they do:
they stop the storyline,
Paramount brings in a babe,
Borg woman Seven of Nine.

Then after letters from home,
a safety net no more,
nothing standing in their way,
but Kashyk of Devore.

Sitting in her Ready Room,
locking up once again,
the woman of New Earth is
without her warrior man.

All alone and no one there
with burdens of command,
they grant her a safe romance:
a man in Ireland.

Fear not, reader of J/C,
Chakotay will survive
and Kathryn knows destiny
is with him in her life.

You’ll find it in fanfiction,
imaginations wild,
stories in great abundance,
like poems for a child.

ps: when we celebrate St Nicolaas (December 5), presents are usually accompanied by a poem. This was a great exercise!