Man On The Moon 40 Years On, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Man On The Moon 40 Years On, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

I watched man go for a walk on the Moon
An eleven year old boy know I thought
A black and white teli is all we could tune
Arranged by the school and teacher that taught

Many a question hit me that big step day
Forty years on they have only grown bigger
One degree off target spun into the Universe they say
To carry the air to breath you would need a giant lugger

They have re-digitised the video to now re-release
Yet they say they erased it by mistake the one they had
Parkes in Australia made two but lost both the piece
Kuebrick had better cameras so their image were bad

The stars are so bright the star of the morn
Yet on the Moon the Moon shadow showed none
They left the cameras and module platform to adorn
The Moon surface but no future vision was for us won

Look to the sky the abundant starry array at night
Imagine the Earth and stars from a full Moon at mid day
Fourteen days a fortnight in the Sun is seen right
Yet the rays of the Sun unfiltered they have nothing to say

I saw the teli scan of the steps that big step big day
A small step for one and bigger for all a big question
Did one man make a step or did one to mankind say
We needed to claim our one Celestial satellite station

What would you say to your eleven year old
About the race to dominate all of our minds
Would a child see the billions in royalty commitments sold
Or a cold war to arrest all the questions you may find

Back then a Bill was always arriving at the Gate
An invoice issued by a computer run by a man
Synapse of electronic digital circuits a great
Bills piled up like the corpses of war the great plan

Stationary Tactical Armoured Radar spells Stars
A satellite a Moon or Teli banned verified broadcast
The Great Stony Desert looks like it is Mars
As Zoroaster said man will say he has walked on the moon in the past..

Copyright 12.51am 18th July 2009
Gregory John O’Flaherty

Man On The Moon 40 Years On, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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State School, West Maryborough, No 404 , has now closed. Memories remain and questions remain unanswered. Thus spoke Zarathustra…. Zorastorism led to what religions…..question everything

The surface of the moon, in the Sun light, reaches 130 degrees celcius. Why didn’t their boots melt….

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