Space Dream

Hi Mom, do you miss me up there?
Do you sleep in the clouds and fly through the air?
Do you remember when all I needed to get by
was my space dream and you by my side?
You're still the only person I've known so far
Who believed that I shined brighter than the stars
And could make me forget how alienating it seemed
To be told that becoming an astronaut was an impossible dream.
You'd say "Its ok, they think the earth revolves around them, but it doesn’t.
They think it's impossible to defy gravity, but it isn't.
And if anyone were to make it up there
I know it'd be you, you'll make it, I swear."
But with time, most childhood dreams fade with age and reality,
And that’s exactly what happened with me and my space dream.
I packed it away in an old cardboard box in the attic
With the rest of my old plastic toy spaceships I once played with.
But the day came that I never thought would come so soon
You left me on Earth and went to live in the sky with the moon.
It was the last day you told me that I shined brighter than the stars,
And I began to miss that space dream of ours.
So I unpacked that old cardboard box from years ago
Now I choose to hang on to those dreams and those hopes
That maybe this dream will take me farther than the moon
Maybe my space dream will bring me closer to you.

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