Soon May the Enterprise Come

A space shanty filked from “The Wellerman” (1860s) and in the public domain.

Image by p2722754 from Pixabay

In memory of my friend Carol Ashcroft
(26/7/1944 – 20/8/2022).

There once was a ship called Enterprise
That flew across galactic skies.
She took with her the hopes and dreams
Of all humanity.
Soon may the Enterprise come
To bring us some inspiration
One day, when we’ve finally grown
We’ll join Starfleet and fly.

Before our world had reached the skies
Great wars and great poverty caused great cries
We lived in the mud and shed great blood
Until we grew beyond.
Soon may the Enterprise come
To bring us some inspiration
One day, when we’ve finally grown
We’ll join Starfleet and fly.

From selfishness we have been freed
Our human mind must not serve greed
For we belong to the sentient’s creed
To live, to serve, to share.
Soon may the Enterprise come
To bring us some inspiration
One day, when we’ve finally grown
We’ll join Starfleet and fly.

And still we continue our journey on
The fight’s not ended and the pain’s not gone
The Enterprise makes her regular call
To help us make starfall.
Soon may the Enterprise come
To bring us some inspiration
One day, when we’ve finally grown
We’ll join Starfleet and fly.

©2022 Geoff Allshorn

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