July 20th of 69 they left the Cape.
Fighting gravity they did escape.
Trip to another body taking shape.
Who was it took them back?
As the pilot he had the knack.
Michael Collins was right on track.
They were the first people on the moon.
Who was to know it would come that soon?
Many thought we were crazy as a loon.
Neil Armstrong was first to descend.
Buzz Aldrin was next to set the trend.
That was the beginning, not the end.
Copyright © September 19, 2011 by Lowell Bergeron