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Piper Miller, age 15

This song was inspired by the Opportunity rover on Mars.


Once a small girl set her feet on a planet
Of mystery and red ancient stone
Gifted the name Opportunity
Sent out to find answers in the unknown
The first couple nights she would talk to the stars
Who were closer and brighter and kinder on Mars
She asked how they felt living out in the sky
They said, “Up here it’s stagnant. We need room to fly”

Fly, fly and search for answers,
The void is a choir and we are its dancers
We dance and we dance through the starry expanse
And the galaxy of colors puts us in a trance