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David Threadgold www.davidthreadgold.com


.5. Trip to the Moon


Ten down to one
Press ignition then fire
Another space mission
Must now become flyer

Gantry clamps fall
Rocket boosters give lift
Straight as a die
Neither sideways must shift

Clearing the launch pad
The roar is intense
To lift such a structure
With size so immense

Through cloudless blue sky’s
Passing stars in the black
Once on the out trip
And once coming back

Thousands of tons
On a trip to the moon
To orbit three times
Then back home real soon


© 2008 David Threadgold
Rambling Riddles & Rhymes

Submitted: Monday, September 29, 2008
Edited: Friday, October 17, 2008

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