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Man on the Moon

Posted by on July 16, 2019

Moon Landing no 6

This was a doubly exciting time for me and my family. We were also awaiting the birth of my sister-in-law, Helen’s twins, Stuart and Becky. I took these photos of the TV screen with my little Polaroid camera that night. The phone call telling us of the twins birth, came between the lunar landing and the walk on the moon. A very thrilling time for us.

Man on the Moon

I was sitting on the floor watching our little black and white TV
Waiting to witness an event that would create history

I watched them slip the bonds of earth and soar into the blue
Praying to God to guide them, as they disappeared from view

I heard, “the Eagle has landed” and breathed a thankful sigh
In 1969 the world forever changed on the 20th of July

Then down the ladder I saw emerging on the grainy TV screen
The first man to set foot on the moon, an awe inspiring scene

Those words would be forever etched in our memories for all time
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”

Adventurers blazed the trails on earth, their names became renown
But none had left this soil before and walked on lunar ground

As new lives came into our world, old pursuits were being conquered
The way we view the celestial sky will forever now be altered

It was an astounding achievement, an awesome heroic quest
Americans made it to the moon, our brightest and our best

Now when I look up in the sky and see the moon aglow
I remember when man first walked there, fifty years ago

Sue Ikerd
July 15, 2019 ©

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