Head out to the country and see Rachel's Park,
a quiet country village where the dogs don't bark.
It's an autumn romp on a circuit as fine
as the one forever known as Farm Road 29.
Begin the race on a fork in the road,
whether high road or low -- quite unfortold.
Then cross a stone bridge as the vista expands,
with pretty fall trees and a landscape as grand.
Then head down the road and swing round the lake,
to pass by the homestead where fresh pies are baked,
(where the horse lives in the barn and the kids stay up late).
Coasting downhill, cross the bridge on the lake,
then go under the overpass, where the slow trucks run late.
Then cruise down the road and past the school house,
where young track makers learn how to handle their mouse.
Then down the country lane and through the covered bridge,
past the lovely lakeshore where there's nary a midge.
Follow telephone lines that are trafficing fun,
where folks race through their modems, until some have won.
At the church a tame praying mantis lives in the trees,
and the pizza guy stops to give thanks for cheese,
where some racers are inside, to pray, on their knees,
then sing and give thanks, grateful to be free.
Round the bend by the lake and relish the breeze,
then carry on driving through the thicket of trees,
and when you emerge prepare to disembark,
you've come to the end of your tour of the park.