go to those far away places
That promise interesting sites to see.
Places and people with smiles on their faces
And climates that comfort me.
I imagine a train trip through the land
Over open prairie and to the mountain top.
Swaying with the rhythm of the wheels on the
I glimpse the landscape wishing never to stop.
Flying high above and seeing in miniature
Patches of forest and field sewn together by
fence and stream
Making a mosaic, the prettiest ever seen.
God painted this masterpiece, I am sure.
At the ship's rail I see the ocean blue, calm
And fluffy white clouds of imaginary creatures
floating high overhead.
I dream of where I am going and where I have
The ship sails smoothly along
Toward God's wonderful creations waiting to be
Monuments at the Capitol and homes of founding
fathers beckon to me.
The caves, rock formations, rivers with a mighty
Grand Canyon as well as the redwood trees
Reveal God's mighty works for all to see.
Spectacular buildings with spires rising to the
Direct us to praise God who blessed us with it
Theme parks scattered over the land are great to
visit and have fun.
Distant lands call me to see Big Ben, windmills,
museums and great art
And the Seven Wonders like the Taj Mahal.
Wonderful places near and far to visit and see
Beckon to the spirit of adventure in you and me.
Time to explore and enjoy is easy it seems
Even if only in my dreams.
©Jane Ward Smith
January 28, 2004
Music: "On A Distant Shore"
By: Bruce Deboer
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