The Robbie Story
Robbie is a gleaming retro robot,
who is a unique mechanical phenomenon.
Unlike the rest of his assembly line produced metal lot,
Robbie was never programmed to be an automaton.
While still in production on the conveyer belt,
in a moment of neo-robotic clarity, Robbie had an epiphany,
robotics were not to be his destiny.
So 60 years ago, he left the factory, without inspection or warranty.
Robbie was manufactured with the highest quality,
all his bolts and screws remain tightly locked,
he has never required a polish or a caulk,
but unlike his fellow robots,
because he walked, Robbie never learned how to talk.
For most beings this could be a roadblock,
but for Robbie it has not mattered, he has been too busy for chatter.
He became a superhero and aeronautical pioneer,
ever ready to zoom in his flying saucer,
he morphs at the speed of light,
conquering aliens and monsters in the dark every night.
No superhero has been in outer space longer,
there is no force he cannot conquer,
so under his watch the world continues to live on and prosper.