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"When Men Aspire" ( A "Manly" Poem Honoring Apollo 11)

Updated on November 26, 2012

Honoring the Innovative Spirit that was: Apollo 11...







WHEN MEN ASPIRE







When Men set in their heart to aspire…

That’s when Rockets to the Moon start to fire.

That’s when rocket engines launch to leave the Earth...by their power…

It’s Amazing…But…Something Incredible Happens...At that Hour.


When Men Aspire…God himself…Lends a hand.

And that's when...Men become all that they can…

Driven by a desire in their heart…Setting a goal…Making a plan…

That’s when Men of Honor and Substance...Rise up in a Land.


Of Achievements until this time since days of old,

Men have aspired, stood strong, were determined and bold.

Some went down a path on a tale never told…

Some sought Wisdom...Some to Serve…Some sought Gold.


But…When Men set in their heart to aspire…

That’s when Rockets to the Moon start to fire.

That's when a dream that all Men had…becomes real instead...

"One Giant Leap For Mankind"...isn't that what Neil Armstrong said?


When Men Aspire…You Can Bet…Thunder Happens!

Men with fortitude press on…where a weaker one’s spirit dampens.

Mercury and Gemini Rockets start taking us up into Space…

Then…Apollo takes a Lunar Module up to land on Tranquility Base.


When the time is right…or the need is dire…

Pay Attention…Just sit back…and Watch Men Aspire!

When something is Impossible…When Man is Determined to Conquer Spaceflight...

Men come up with the right technology and solutions…To make this a Reality...Alright.


Look all around this planet of ours…at where we are at and where we have been…

Think of the great advances that have been made…When needed…Time and Again!

All the hard work and dedication that Men have shown through time…I really have learned to admire…

Ideas become Achievements…When Men Aspire...Listen: "Countdown to Launch...4, 3, 2, 1 -- Fire!"



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(August 27, 2012: Thank You, Neil Armstrong )


Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of when Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the First Man on the Moon, July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 Mission.

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