We Came in Peace

beyond our blue realm
 of existence -    
fear clawing our throat    
  through a countdown    
to a new era in space;    
how were we to know  
  it was only the beginning    
and many would follow  
  in our steps  
We were the root    
  of all master numbers: 11    
A sign of enormous power:    
  mental, physical  
     and supernatural  
Our liftoff Life Path was 3:    
   The Star- a determined spirit    
recognizing value of knowledge    
We were a personification of dreams  
   for those stargazing -    
  wishing they were with us    
Space seems distant, cold, unknown-    
  yet- we felt a hearth, absorbing  
into our senses of perception  
  leaking recognition in our blood    
Looking back at Earth  
  we were awestruck    
by a desire to learn  
  expand, discover-    
be all we can be    
  as a human species;  
submitted to our greater destiny    
  despite those saying.  
It could never be done – so this,  
this is for all the crazy ones, the misfits,    
the rebels, the troublemakers,    
the round pegs in the square holes...    
the ones who see things differently --    
they're not fond of rules...
for future generations, the lovers,    
  the believers, the patient in spirit    
and those who never abandoned hope  
the weird, the black sheep, the eight balls  
  the left of centers, the wallflowers,    
the bizarros, the loners, the outcasts,    
 the rejects, the outsiders, the odd ducks  
the eccentric, the broken, the lonely  
and most of all, the lost and forgotten  
  reaching for the Universe’s hand:
This is “one small step for a man,    
   one giant leap for mankind”
We came in peace-  
  and left forever changed  
Author's Note
For Jade's 'Fly Me to the Moon' comp:
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing and Neil Armstrong's...
For Jade's 'Fly Me to the Moon' comp:
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing and Neil Armstrong's historic step.

Quote attributions: Steve Jobs & Neil Armstrong
Music - Tiko Lasola
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