Friday, October 27, 2006
In consonance with the review Part I by Anneka in Jake Watch of "October Sky" film (1999) directed by Joe Johnston, inspired in the book "Rocket Boys" relating the true story of Homer Hickam, a homage to the first important film who launched Jake's career:
"Young Homer Hickam, had rockets on the brain.
To be a rocket-man, he had always hoped, to train.
His Daddy the coalminer, he was well respected,
but Homer's "Crazy Idea", he totally rejected.
"You'll be a coalminer, just like your old man,
on anything else, there is no need to plan."
This was a fate that Homer was not keen on.
Luckily, he had friends, that he was able to lean on.
His rockets, he did build, with the help of his buds.
Some of them, successful, most of them just duds.
After many struggles, a contest they did win.
His Daddy, the coalminer, was finally proud of him!
Somtimes a dream, can change your very life,
overcoming many obstacles of hardship and strife!"
(poem courtesy of Roco, previously published in the Jake Watch Messageboard)