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    Neil

    by David Knape

    While we watched in awe and wept
    we saw one man take one small step
    and with that step thrust mankind far
    into the company of stars

    We stoppped to watch, to see him land
    upon the moon, that step so grand
    awestruck were we, those left behind
    how proud we were for all mankind

    Millions stood in line to see
    men on the moon on live TV
    what wonder we expressed that day
    old glory proudly on display

    In the race for outer space
    we accelerated human pace
    celebrating our belief
    we would advance the cause of peace

    He landed where no man had gone
    took that last step, his mission done
    despite the perils he had fought
    he was the perfect astronaut

    Now he has passed, still we recall
    he was a hero to us all
    the best was he, could not go wrong
    no better man than Neil Armstrong.


    © d.knape

    August 26, 2012
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