Poetry: On the Moon by Gregory Shelby
50 years of women’s rights
50 years of racism
50 years of Beatles music
50 years since we took flight
A man on the moon
Reality or a figure of speech?
In 1960, gleaming eyes stared upwards
And asked ‘Can we do it?’
Nine years later we answered ‘yes’
The hard work
The best and brightest
Achieved a feat unparalleled
50 years ago this week
we conquered that great frontier
Only to have our success languish
in conspiracy and fear
‘They staged it!’
‘Aliens in Area 51!’
‘It’s sound stages, I’m telling you!’
Fake news - the only thing we know is real
Why stain our greatest accomplishment?
The pinnacle of innovation
Cynicism has taken hold
Maybe it really is all cheese
Writer/Producer: Gregory Shelby is an LA-Based actor, writer, and producer, and the owner of Green Tree Studios, LLC. His credits include the PBS documentary American Umpire, A Closer Walk With Thee (Amazon), Stasis (Netflix), the short form comedy Guys Night, Days of Our Lives (NBC), and the independent pilot Relic.
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