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MIRACLE OF A MOON ROCK

miracle of a moon rock
in a glass case
somewhere on earth

ordinary in 2019
as my grandson shrugs

i marvel as i wait
in 1969
at the age of eight
for Armstrong’s footfall
on Tranquility Base

before that time
since creation
the man in the moon
just smiled

and the cow laughed
and the moon was rumored
to be made of cheese

mankind took a bite out if it
and now only glass
stands between me and the moon
if i could only touch it

nowadays we love
our grands
to the moon and back
and we target Mars

7/22/2019

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Date: 7/24/2019 7:26:00 AM
I had forgotten about moon rocks and our amazement about them. Thank you for the beautiful reminder, Kim.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/24/2019 7:28:00 AM
Glad to find that place in your heart, my friend!
Date: 7/23/2019 4:35:00 AM
Things like that are no big deal for kids today. Back then no computer games to distract our minds and yes a bit of moon rock was amazing for us. I'd love a piece on my side board. Tom.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/23/2019 11:42:00 AM
In his defense he’s only four :)
Date: 7/22/2019 11:30:00 PM
Man is always ambitious when we think of space. Pity we are forgetting our own planet. Hugs
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/23/2019 11:42:00 AM
Man is all about exploration. Always reaching for the stars.