Off Base

In July of 1969, man walked on the moon for the very first time. At the time, being in my late teens, I thought that, wonderful achievement that it was, the money should have been spent on more worthwhile endeavours, like feeding the poor or building affordable housing. Seems that I was a bit ahead of my time…

 

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Off Base

 

By leaping to the Base Tranquility,

Mankind now seemed to have surmounted all:

He found that he could jump a ten-foot wall,

Thus reaping his new-learned agility.

Not knowing the fatigue, futility

Of planting plastic in the lunar fall,

He hopes to raise synthetic crops so tall,

Though silently sowing sterility.

I think that we should not be too concerned

With distant interplanetary life,

At least for three or four more earthly years;

I feel, as yet, we haven’t really learned

To conquer all our worldly woes and strife,

To help appease our apprehensive fears.

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And to give my blog pages something lighter, I'm sharing some of my personal photographs, too.
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