First Space Flight Ever
The distant rumbling din at readied aircraft,
Signaled impending flight in space, anticipating
Adventures never experienced by humans
News media reservedly calling them daft.
Speeding skyward they eventually entered space
And circled against the earth’s restricting high
Repeating their tasks, their circling game,
They returned, landed at the planet’s face.
Respectful applause the adventuring “nauts”
Shyly received, (they surely earned it much)
Trips never dreamed feasible as such,
Special rewards received were many lauds
Their place in the prestige-heavy almanac,
Brave men saying they will always fly back.
A lipogram (the letter “o” carefully omitted)
written on May 31, 2021
for “Lipogram” poetry contest
sponsored by Emile Pinet
Copyright © L MILTON HANKINS | Year Posted 2021
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