POEM: Neil Armstrong’s moon landing

July 20th, 1969. At the age of 13, I witnessed one of the most important happenings during my lifetime.

I watched a man walk somewhere other than on the earth.

Neil Armstrong put the first footprint on the moon.

A reluctant celebrity, he shied away from fame.

He may have said: “This is a small step for a man”

But he put a stamp on history forever

And now he has taken his “giant leap” into the next world,

Leaving us to remember that long night.

It was a starry one and the moon shone.

Angela Greenwood


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