Twinkle do the stars up high
Lighting up the night sky
They look like lovely places to be
That we all agree.
Do I ever want to go
Traveling in a rocket stow
Wearing a puffy big white suit
Oxygen tank, helmet and boot
Through the vast dark lonely space
Rocket ship being the home base?
Seeing the world with plexiglass eyes
Never having to see sunrise
Or hear the chirp of a morning bird
Never for the breeze to have my soul stirred
No flowers to smell, no fruits to pluck
No soil to have in my fingernails stuck
To raindrops to make me want to dance
No wildflower meadows through which to prance
No trees to climb or leaves to pile
No ocean waves to make me smile
Worst of all no air to breathe
Or fresh produce to feed.
Only on Earth such luxuries
Afford us this life we lease
And asks only that we live best
In harmony with the rest.
So no other planet or star I need
For my human life to lead,
Only Earth is my mother
I admire them but need no other.