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Horsepower

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Horsepower David J Walker It occurs to me that while Horses can run Could they actually pull a Rocketship past the moon Headed to the sun? Apollo 11, for instance, And just for fun Is said to have had 32 million horsepower As if each one Was Harnessed with leather straps And brightly polished brass bells And as the crowd swells off they run At the crack of a whip 32 million horses all at once Leap upward up-ward with a 6 Million tun payload Kicking up dust All those horses needing to Generate 7.5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, that is Off towards the sun Hooves pounding Harness bells ringing and Commander Neil Armstrong On top cracking the whip Singing, suns of the pioneer's songs Headed to the moon on his 32 million Horse-drawn rocket ship. Can you hear the voices of Those Space Cowboys stepping lightly As their horses Fertilize the surface of the moon? “Ahhhh ..Houston… We Have a problem here” “Who is gonna clean this up?”

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