There I'll Stay One Day

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When I was in high school, my dad did a TEDx talk on light pollution. All of the presenters and their families were invited to the show host's home for a potluck…and for the longest time, I was
convinced the place was my dream home.

Submitted: April 29, 2018

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It was with a talk years ago,
A presentation done by Dad,
That I found my path.
He called upon the county’s measures,
Asked us for our help,
And when it was over…

The host, call her J, invited us
All over to her potluck.
All the speakers,
All their families…
Of my family, it was merely Dad and me.


I was studying homework that fateful day,
Almost didn’t go.
But I agreed to explain the test to Dad
And so I made the goal.
We pulled into J’s driveway
Asked to come inside,
Inside we came and there we were!
In the house of my dreams.

Vineyards scrolled across the yards,
All over front and back, 
Hillsides roamed,
The sky towered,
The house was laid just fine!
Before me down the hall was my office,
For composing works such as this,
Just out the door and down the walk was a field for a horse’s bliss—
And the hill! Across the yard, there was the place to gaze—
The perfect spot
For a telescope
And there I knew I’d stay.


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