Tinker's Seed by Stephen B. Pearl


Based on the Tinker series of novels, post-apocalyptic, science fiction, environmental, medical and political thrillers.


     A teaching rhyme from the novel Tinker's Plague.


     Tinker seed is clean seed.

     In poisoned land now take thee heed.

     Father to many, parent to none.

     Heed this wisdom, tinker run.

     Let not your heart to child go.

     For family ties are traveller's foe.



Tinker's Song by Stephen B. Pearl


Based on the Tinker series of novels, post-apocalyptic, science fiction, environmental, medical and political thrillers.


     A filk I wrote based on the profession that my novel Tinker's Plague centers around.



     Chorus

     Tinkers can, oh tinkers can.

     Wandering the roads.

     A lethal shot.

     A healing hand.

     An Engineer that roams.



     Light the way, the tinkers can, in a dark-some land.

     Restore us to, our squandered past, yes the tinkers can.


     Chorus


     With sun and wind and wave you stand, first dawn in a dark night.

     Healer to our wounded Earth, our mother set rights.


     Chorus


     First glimmer of fair, precious hope, in a land trapped in despair.

     Clean waters from the poisoned streams, bring the tinkers fair.


     Chorus


     Face the horrors of yester-year, and wrestle them to ground.

     Fearless 'gainst the toxic filth, our ancestors did found.


     Chorus


     From the foulness of the collapse, our forefathers did bring.

     The tinkers like a shaft of light, do a new age bring.


     Chorus


     Learned in so many things, they walk a shattered land.

     Save the best of everything, and healing bring to man.


     Chorus


     And so mankind shall phoenix like, riseth from the flame.

     And tinkers shall the first spark be, our future for to claim.


     Chorus