Mommy, Can I Have A Spaceship?
Copyright © by Joey Shoji
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Mommy, can I have a spaceship so I can go to the moon and back?
Daddy, can you build it with lots of lights and dials?
Then I can fly all over and visit all the stars.
Can I have a spaceship?
Mommy, my friends all tease me for wanting to become an astronaut.
Daddy, the books all tell me how exciting it could be.
But space is full of dangers and explorers must beware.
Is it dumb to want to be one?
Mom, you've been so helpful in letting me learn all I can.
Dad, you're always saying, "You cannot know too much."
The mysteries I'd like to solve are those in outer space.
I think that I can make it.
Mother, I've come to tell you my dream will finally be fulfilled
Father, I've been accepted to journey to the stars.
The years of study reward me with my childhood fantasy.
So much to learn and discover, to be where I've always wanted to be.
Thank you for letting me hope, and though I may never see you again
In my heart both of you will be exploring with me.
I'm going out there -- now!