my sunday poem … # 5

my sunday poem … # 5

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Today’s poem is called Buzzwords. It is dedicated to Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and I wrote it in July 1999, on the 30th anniversary of the first moon-landing. Now aged 85, Buzz was the second man to walk on the moon. The picture below shows Buzz Aldrin as photographed by Neil Armstrong. You can see just Armstrong’s reflection in Aldrin’s visor.

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Buzzwords

in magnificent desolation
the faceless silver god
drifts across the windless plains

he regards his homeland
shining in the void
and loneliness like a river
courses through his veins

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4 responses to “my sunday poem … # 5

  1. Great poem kris☺

  2. Nice poem. The moon looks like an interesting place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.

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