7/22/11

Stardust

Falling Star

You were around before I was
I never thought you'd be gone before I was
I watched your stars reaching for the heavens
And I mourned with you when they fell
Maybe I took you for granted
Maybe you'll find a way to rise again
Today I mourn again
Watching Atlantis descend
Goodbye NASA

This post was written as part of G-Man's Friday Flash 55. Click here to see what others have written or join the fun yourself.

18 comments:

  1. It's a scary thought to me. NASA generated most of the good in our lives over the last few decades.

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  2. Nara ....
    I was saddened as well.
    I was around before Sputnik and the whole Space Race thing.
    Loved your 55 Today.
    Thanks for playing...AGAIN
    You Rock!!
    Please have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

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  3. Beautifully written 55. I was raised watching the first flights. This program may be over but I doubt NASA is done exploring.

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  4. you know for one growing up with the space program, yeah it is sad to see it go..esp aftr all the memorable trips....

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  5. This is a beautiful share...haunting and sad too!

    Nice to meet you~

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  6. Excellent. I found it so sad that we have seen the last of the space shuttles. Your poem captures the feeling oh so very well.

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  7. I remember the event, the heroes and heroines..
    what a remarkable 55.
    your kindness is precious.

    Happy Weekend.
    love your 55.

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  8. Yeah, it's hard to know what all that lost research could have accomplished.

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  9. I think you're right. There are still a few projects going in deeper space.

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  10. Thanks for dropping in, Monkey Man.

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  11. Hi there, Heaven. Nice meeting you. Thanks for taking time to say hi. :)

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  12. It would have been nice if we could have seen them land astronauts on Mars.

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  13. Thank you, Mary. I still find it hard to believe the shuttle launches are over.

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  14. Thank you, Jingle. A lot of brave men and women gave their lives to reach for the stars.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.