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THE ENDS OF THE UNIVERSE... AND BEYOND

 

 

Written by Margaret

Watching anything my parents would

I saw a world full of aliens and monsters,heroes and mad-men In their trek through space

I warped amongst the stars

And they sent me to the ends of the universe

And beyond

I joined in on all the quests they made wishing I could fast-forward through commercials

So that nothing could stand between me and the Gamma Quadrent

But a plate of glass and fiber-optic cables

Showing me all of my heroes

Who went to the ends of the universe

And beyond

But life grew up way too fast

And left me far behind

With a dog-eared Starlog magazine in my hand a bunch of kids laughing in my face

And me wondering if pointed ears

Were worth the ends of the universe

And beyond

So I picked my dignity up off the floor denied the existence of warp drive

With my pseudo fingers gently crossed behind my back

The magazine in the back of my closet with an unfinished letter to a long dead man who went to the ends of the universe

And beyond

On the weekends I watched all the old tapes

Doors locked tight, curtains drawn

With the remote held tightly in white-knuckled hands lest anyone come in the room and I had to turn off the set

That had sent me to the ends of the universe

And beyond

One day watching the news

Seeing that old bones do die

With the tears held back, block up the lachrymal tear duct

For the elegant pipeline

Would surely betray me

And a flood of salt-water would show I still pine for the ends of the universe

And beyond

Help me, please, if you will I need to get back to the days when all I needed was a Galaxy class starship

With the name Enterprise tattooed on her forehead And a couple of funny looking ears

To send me to the ends of the universe

And beyond..........