Collins, The Happy Lonely Man Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

Collins, The Happy Lonely Man

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It is hard to lose our heroes. This week, we bid farewell to Collins. He leaves behind a legacy that will inspire future space explorers to 'carry the fire.' He died Wednesday at age 90 after battling cancer.

Collins was often referred to as the 'loneliest man' because he remained behind in the Columbia command module, orbiting the moon while Armstrong and Aldrin used the Eagle lander to land and walk on the lunar surface.

But Collins never felt that way. He referred to Columbia as a 'happy home' that reminded him of a cathedral and the entire mission as a 'long and very fragile daisy chain.'

Every link in that daisy chain worked. The three men made history that still inspires the spirit of space exploration more than 50 years later.
(Graphic: Refrence to the CNN report defying gravity, Wonder Theory)

Collins, The Happy Lonely Man
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: wonder,experience,space,spirit,happy,home
Sylvia Frances Chan 02 May 2021

May Michael Collins R.I.P.. The last is still alive, the name? Aldrin. Wow, this is impressive poem about long time gone. The year 1969, what a time, what an age 90 years and what a history, I like the Full moon very much, they are on that moon! Wonderful poem Dr. Tony 5 Stars

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Marie Shine 01 May 2021

So nice that you remembered him in this lovely tribute, dearest Tonyyyyy. Thank you for sharing...

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Marie Shine 01 May 2021

A glowing and well deserved tribute to Michael Collins who piloted the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969, and who was the only one not to walk on the moon.

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