Liam Shirley, Grade 6, Bounty Boulevard State School
On the far side of Mars where the dusty dirt is red and everything is baron,
There is mystery,
Rumours, tales and stories, About the place’s history.
There are many places like it,
For there are millions,
I like them every bit,
I am a young astronaut and I am preparing to launch the first Mars Mission.
The countdown begins and I feel warm,
Knowing that several months later I will be on Mars,
Dreaming of floating and running, Running with the stars.
I dream of flying, Of making history,
We are trained for something amazing, something mystifying,
All of a sudden everything lurches, we are on our venture to Mars Mission!