Lunar Eclipse

           Image: Danny Lawson, PA Media

 

On the day Apollo took off

Heading boldly into space

Fifty years of science later

Earth part-shadowed Moon’s bright face

Nations of the world remembered

Man’s first steps on lunar dust

‘Fore the Eagle headed homewards

Powered by the rocket’s thrust

In night skies a clear reminder

Of forces we cannot control

We’re just guardians of this planet

Tasked to keep it safe and whole