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The Dream Lives On

Twenty years ago I wrote a rather bitter reply to Hope Eyrie trying to voice my disappointment and anger about how the space race had turned out. Now on the 40th anniversary of the launch I've written this. It's a first draft scrawled in a notebook while waiting for kids to come out of school so may change but here it is.

Forty years have passed on this world
Since men first went to the moon
Chances lost and then redeemed
While a dusty lander base still gleamed
In the rays of our Father sun.

ch. Saying Eagle did land there
We remember when
All our eyes turned to our Mother moon.

The bases dreamt of still just plans
And robots travel the stars
A station orbits and links our lands
In a universal joining of hands
With a common dream of space

ch. Saying Eagle did land there
We remember when
All our eyes turned to our Mother moon.

Other worlds seen through a cameras lens
As scientists search farther skies
Worlds found circling distant suns
Out of reach but still in our dreams
That mankind will travel again

ch. Saying Eagle did land there
We remember when
All our eyes turned to our Mother moon.

Science fiction turns to fact
With every turn round the sun
Our dreams have changed with each new idea
The future is yet still unclear
But none should forget what we've done

ch. Saying Eagle did land there
We remember when
All our eyes turned to our Mother moon.

Comments

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lapswood
16th Jul, 2009 21:33 (UTC)
I love this work in progress so far. It really highlights all the main space events in my memory. Looking forwards to your finished draft.
were_gopher
16th Jul, 2009 22:06 (UTC)
Thanks. The chorus needs a little work and I think verses 2 and 3 could scan better to the original but it's getting there.
akicif
17th Jul, 2009 01:22 (UTC)
Wow! I remember the post-Iconoclasm version, and I look forward to seeing the 2029 edition!
siliconshaman
16th Jul, 2009 23:09 (UTC)
Yeah, goosebumps here... well done.
pwl1
20th Jul, 2009 21:16 (UTC)
I took advantage of the fact that we attended a house filk on Saturday to sing your new song. Thank you for writing it! (And I asked DH to record it, just in case you might be interested in hearing it.)

Edited at 2009-07-20 21:17 (UTC)
were_gopher
21st Jul, 2009 09:57 (UTC)
Cor, thanks. What did people think of it, I still think it needs a little tweaking around the chorus and verse 3.
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