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Ad Astra Per Aspera

By: - Aug 06, 2015



Born in the slums
An everyman
Any time anywhere
Left for the frontier
Hacked through forest
Created a clearing
Built a cabin
Hunting and trapping
Winters hunkered down
Summers tending the garden
Grew corn and squash
Took a native woman
Raised their children
Living well
In harmony with
Mother Earth
Then they came
A trickle at first
Cabins here and there
Became a village
Then a town
Eventually a city
Finally yet again
Poverty and brutality
Where once was
Pristine wilderness
Too late to move on
Perhaps in his dream
To another planet
Starting over