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First man on the Moon

Frank E Gibbard

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Frank E Gibbard

First man on the Moon


Transcendant orb that gilds the coal black sky

with what transluscent glory you treat the eye

your phases, moods, moves poet words raises

for eons proliferating myriads of purple phrases.

Due to an adulterous resident of the Presidency

one spot in time man took Man's first residency

upon that rock in space, to lunar wonders, see

at close hand not glittery at all, but dullest grey;

these my memories and reflections of that day.

For I was there near half asleep that late night

to see the climax of J. Kennedy's fancied flight

magic majesty of poetry's waxing swept away

"one small step ..." etc. all the pilot had to say.

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A nice moment in time remembered Frank.


"Unbearable, isn't it? The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends.

There is a secret song at the center of the world, Joey, and its sound is like razors through flesh."


"I don't believe you."


"Oh come, you can hear its faint echo right now. I'm here to turn up the volume.

To press the stinking face of humanity into the dark blood of its own secret heart."

"There's a starving beast inside my chest
playing with me until he's bored
Then, slowly burying his tusks in my flesh
crawling his way out he rips open old wounds

When I reach for the knife placed on the bedside table
its blade reflects my determined face
to plant it in my chest
and carve a hole so deep it snaps my veins

Hollow me out, I want to feel empty"
-- "Being Able To Feel Nothing" by Oathbreaker


"Sky turns to a deeper grey

the sun fades by the moon

hell's come from the distant hills

tortures dreams of the doomed

and they pray, yet they prey

and they pray, still they prey"
-- "Still They Prey" by Cough


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I like this: It made me smile and think of so many things that are viewed to best effect from distance, not least the presidency. :biggrin:

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