On rocketship I glide away
From all this mindless, helpless gray
To youthful dream of yesterday
That shines so very bright.
The will to leap now springs so true
That “Blast off” is my thing to do,
And I am man now seeing new
The world so very bright.
The shade of earth is passing by
(With useless chains intil you die);
The altruists are in deny
Of life so very bright.
My happy love-of-life is strong,
I break the bonds of “can’t” with song,
For traitor Kant was ever wrong,
And Reason is so bright!
This profit-venture is my test—
Demands of me my very best;
From mythic gods I gladly wrest
This world so very bright!
The planets, stars, a-one by one,
I take until the taking’s done,
My brother laughing—he, the sun,
Who shines with all our might!