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July 2017
 
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Hills of My Dreams

by Francis C. Parker, Jr.


The stellar night surrounds me
As I lay on my cabin's bed
The lush, green hills of Terra
Are calling me to their stead.

When I left my home on Terra
In search of a spacer's life
I was young and bold with no concerns
Prepared for a rover's plight.

Ten years I traveled the system
Ten years I lived out my schemes
But now it's time to turn around
And return to hills of my dreams

I've seen the rings of Saturn
From Titan's frozen shores
I've mined the asteroids' metals
Deep within their silent cores.

I've walked in Armstrong's footprints
On the Lunar sand just for fun
And I've chased a comet's tail
Half way around the Sun.

Ten years I traveled the system
Ten years I lived out my schemes
But now it's time to turn around
And return to hills of my dreams

But through out the time I ventured
And explored the heavens vast
My youthful dreams have vanished
And my bones yearn for rest at last.

So I turn my ship around
To catch the solar wind
Tacking towards the Earth I love
For the journey's final end

Ten years I traveled the system
Ten years I lived out my schemes
But now it's time to turn around
And return to hills of my dreams


© 2000 Francis C. Parker, Jr.

Originally from the bland state of confusion: Taxachusetts, Frank (a.k.a. FilkFerret) now lives in the Granite State: New Hampshire. Besides counting wild turkey and 'hunting' deer and moose with his car, his major hobby is writing lyrics and songs, especially Filk, FOLK, and FEELING songs, and occasionally picks on six and twelve string acoustical guitars. You can visit his website at http://members.xoom.com/ferretus/index.html

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