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Walking on the moon.

The science fiction unfolds.

Just after lunch

Eyes glued

To the black & white TV inside the classroom,

Positioned for viewing from outside.

Images from afar,

Really afar

Not just across the seas,

Across space!

We’d watched for years

Space missions inching forwards, upwards.

And now:

That’s one small step …

Man’s moonwalk.


Some moonwalking from Michael Jackson almost went here , so did Walking on the Moon from The Police  … but how can you go past Bob Dylan and his take on the relevance of that first step:

Man thinks ’cause he rules the earth, he can do with it as he please
And if things don’t change soon, he will.
Oh! Man has invented his doom
First step was touching the moon.

Now, there’s a woman on my block
Who just sits there as the night grows still
She says, who’s gonna take away his license to kill.

And here is Elvis Costello & The Imposters and their rendition in a celebration of Bob’s 70th birthday.

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