Cecil Lees

The Moon - Poem by Cecil Lees

Tell me moon is it true
That human beings have walked on you?
That men have walked upon your crust
And left their footprints in the dust
Why disturb you, they should leave you alone
There are lots of places down here unknown
They’ve brought back samples of you moon
But will it be to us a boom
Will it cure our earthly ills
Or will still pay doctors’s bills
Will little children have to suffer
Or will you prove to be a buffer
The question leaves me in great doubt
But one day perhaps we’ll find out
Was it worth the cash they spent
These humans all on prestige bent
Just to say we got there first
The rest of you can do your worst
But please me moon come out tonight
And bathe us in your wonderous light
You’re the wonder of wonders I’ve ever known
I wish they’d leave you well alone

Cecil Lees 1985

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 9, 2013

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