The final of three original songs in Kelvoo's Testimonial, Flying Away is a spacefarer's song of the "outlier humans". Intended, perhaps, to provide strength to those being left behind, the song might be performed by the crew of a spaceship before they depart on a hazardous voyage.
If the journey ends with the death of the crew, the song reassures the crew's family and friends that they will always be around, if only in spirit.
In Kelvoo's Testimonial, the crew of Jezebel's Fury do not perform the song prior to the start of a new journey... at least not a "journey" in the usual sense of the word.
At the end of the day, I’ll be flying away,
traveling through the great, vast abyss.
I’ll be missing you so, with a heart full of woe,
when we’re parted and I reminisce.
If my ship’s good and true, I shall fly back to you,
to your love and your touch and your kiss.
By your side I shall stay, until my dying day,
with our lives full of heavenly bliss.
But if I should die, I beg you to try
to forgive me and know that I care.
In the night sky afar, just spy a bright star,
and trust that my spirit is there.
I’ll be twinkling, you’ll see, with a love that’s set free,
as my spirit shines down upon thee.
Blog posts in chronological order
What is Kelvoo's Testimonial?
A bit about me
The publishing process - Editorial Evaluation
Who or what are the Kloormari?
What's the twist that differentiates Kelvoo's Testimonial?
Which issues does Kelvoo's Testimonial address?
Where did the idea of Kelvoo's Testimonial originate?
Is Kelvoo's Testimonial intended to reflect the experiences of native people in the Americas?
Book cover - Initial concepts
Depicting Kelvoo - My work with an amazing artist
Book cover - Final selection
Kelvoo.com website launch!
Original Song #1 - The Boys of Jezebel's Fury
Original Song #2 - Home on the Yangtze
Original Song #3 - Flying Away
My First Printed Copy
My First Review and Bookstore Order!
Now Available at Bolen Books!
Kelvoo's Testimonial gets a Kirkus Starred Review!
Official Launch Day!
A Sequel to Kelvoo's Testimonial?
Come Visit Me on Mastodon
Phenomenal News from Kirkus Reviews!
First Draft of Kelvoo's Terra Completed!
Kelvoo's Terra - Cover Reveal!
Kelvoo and Kindle Unlimited
Kelvoo's Terra - Official Launch!
Kelvoo's Books in your Local Bookstore
Kelvoo's Terra - First Amazon Reviews