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Grand Dad's Tall Story a Space Fantacy

Updated on December 12, 2011
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Born in Rhodesia and emigrated to South Africa 1982.2013 then emigrated to United Kingdom,where I run my own Locksmithing business.

Gran Dad's Flight of Fancy



It was a dark, dark night

And there wasn't a light.

The hills lay stark and bare

And quite suddenly

The lightning flashed, thunder crashed,

Rippled like fire in the forest around.

The storm died away,

I wandered out in the night to gaze

At all the wonders in the sky,

And was horrified, to see

A strange yellow orb

Above those, dark satanic hills.

A spaceship!?

An invasion thought I!

My worst fears confirmed

My torments returned

As three space transporters raced by.

One picked me up,

In its computer I stuck,

Hung drawn and analysed was I!

Now I'm in a mess

How can I get out of this?

I know, says I-

In my pocket gobstopper and half chewed mint
That'll gum up the works,

Thought I.

The machine came to a stop

I was kicked out,

Crafty, but saved, said I.


And so my son,

When you grow up

An invasion you do see,

Remember half chewed mint and bubble gum
Will do the same for you

As they did for me

And save the world, you see.

Next New Year's Eve

In the East Transvaal

A space transporter you may see

With brilliant white lights

And a big red bum!

But don't you worry

Too much, my son.

It's only Grandad

After a jar or two,

Auld Lang Syne

And Do Ray Mee,

Going home to Grandma

With E.T.

Who, no doubt

Will teach me her special


So, when you grow up

And you wonder about me.
This story I told when
You were but six weeks 0ld
On New Year's Eve.
Dinner for five
Christmas tree lights
Dancing and Do Ray Mee.


On some distant planet
And a story you tell

The grandchild of your time,
My story you may recall
From a dusty corner of the mind.

This was Space Ship Earth S.A.
A product of our time.


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