A child was I that Space Odyssey day
When men walked the bright celestial rock:
In Sea of Tranquility my eyes may
Have seen futurama and future shock!
New age Columbus kings of starry realm
In ships on alien frontiers stranded:
New worlds beyond and Earth men at the helm
Till "three...two...one! The Eagle has landed".
Mission to scout astral planes in deep space
Led Lunar Module on orbiting stay,
Leaving flag and footprint and human trace
Till entry splashdown out of Milky Way.
Your Saturn Rockets rode the sonic boom
And you did peek beyond the stars and moon.
Apollo 11 - 20th July 1969:
I remember it well.
I was 8 years old.