(12/12) Creativity Zone Blog Series: An Astronaut for a day.
What would it be like to ﬂoat up there in space; being inches away from the stars that I look up at every night? A galaxy basically untouched by mankind. A vast existence of stars and planets as far as the eye can see through an astronaut’s glass helmet face cover.
As I was thinking about how to write this post, all the space knowledge I have from movies and school came ﬂooding back to me. Instantly I remember how incredible a journey to the moon would be as our astronauts took their ﬁrst steps on the moon in July 1969.
While I was in college, I actually dove into that very day by writing a poem about their journey to and from the moon. I want to rework that poem for you and take you back to July 1969 when you either saw the space shuttle launch or you were taught it in school.
“Hit to The Moon”
An astronaut legacy made –
a trip to teach generations to come
about space travel and the stars above.
Apollo 11 ascends
leaving a trail of white smoke –
a 363-foot ghost.
“The Eagle has landed” –
Mission Control. Do you read? Mission Control.
One boot on the moon,
One change for the world below:
“One small step for man,
One giant leap for mankind.”
Blue, red, 50 stars –
waving to say,
“We made it to the moon.”