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The Boy that Lived on the Moon

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The Boy that Lived on the Moon

They saw him through their telescope
and he waved back and smiled
"How did he get there?"
"Why did he leave?"
they all pondered.
They watched him make a civilization,
of rocks of different shapes and sizes,
but he treated them all the same.
And he'd look down on Earth with misty eyes,
but he smiled all the same.
"We must work to rescue this poor boy!"
the scientists said,
and got a crew together fast.
When they all arrived they searched for hours,
and in the distance he came,
"We've come to save you! Come with us!" they cried.
but the boy looked puzzled and finally said,
"But I came to save you from going back."
and he slowly walked away.
The astronauts left him by himself,
and returned home.
They all wondered why he would not come back.
"The land, the opportunity, the people!"
But then they understood,
and agreed the boy that lived on the moon wasn't so odd.

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