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Frank E Gibbard

A climatic turn we

made upon our trek

going to the moon.

 

Attained a height in

Man's story of man

and woman's journey.

A technical transport

of delight, an ascent

way beyond balloon.

 

Far far on from early

steps, via wheels, motor

car, train then aeroplane.

 

From a slow Stephenson's

to faster Von Braun rocket,

red flag led and horseless

carriages, or automobiles.

 

Some will still try to block it,

"if God'd intended," they'll say,

meaning - "unknown go away."

 

But brave worlds won't slow

down. Frontiers beyond own

grounds as Columbus found

to fly to where our futures lie.

 

(Edit:spell/error corrected - with thanks to DC).

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A solid paen to the drive to explore. Clever and witty Frank! BTW I'm thinking its Balloon (?) yes... No auto spell checks ;-)

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Onward and upward human nature progresses inexorably like the apes straightening up and looking at the stars in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C.Clarke's film 2001.

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Frank E Gibbard

A solid paen to the drive to explore. Clever and witty Frank! BTW I'm thinking its Balloon (?) yes... No auto spell checks ;-)

Blimey you really got me DC - ball (two ls you idiot!) sorry, well spotted sir. Trust me to rely on my normally reliable spelling not a typo. Thanks for the kind review, trust you got the trek references. Frank

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Frank E Gibbard

Onward and upward human nature progresses inexorably like the apes straightening up and looking at the stars in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C.Clarke's film 2001.

2001 A Space Oddyssey a firm favourite as is its author - thanks B.
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David W. Parsley

Timely tribute, Frank, with the passing of a truly heroic figure who went in peace for all of us to step large onto the tranquil sea of that other world.

 

- Dave

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