A maiden voyage gone awry,
Spirited to unknown places,
Voyager proved to be their salvation
in uncharted far away places.
The crew a blend of many kinds-
Vulcan, Klingon and human,
with Ocampa and Talaxian
among her newest crewmen.
A captain of highest caliber,
with courage from an endless source,
Her determination never faltered
as they traveled along their course.
Her heart was taken when her mission began,
Though sadly there came a day,
She faced his decision to move on,
Her long absence that price to pay.
A fine first officer by her side,
From which she could draw strength,
Depending on him more and more
though keeping him at arm's length.
He understood her need to be distant,
By her rules he would abide.
For a time content just to be with her
on their journey side by side.
Rumors grew among the crew
of a love beginning to grow,
While on the outside only their friendship
was ever allowed to show.
Love behind a friendship's mask,
Forever present yet denied...
Simmered just below the surface
over a flame that never died.
If ever she weakened and let her guard down,
Allowing him too close to her heart,
Her Captain's resolve reappeared
forever keeping them apart.
And when their journey was over,
Having found their way back home,
He left Voyager with another,
She left her ship alone.