EVERY PHOTO TELLS A STORY
If you visit this website you will see a truly haunting photograph relating to this topic.
It inspired the following piece of nonsense but it is, in fact, a very moving shot.
I was abandoned on the voyage and nobody has missed me yet!
I'd no idea till this disaster that I was easy to forget!
They packed the spacecraft full of space-stuff, mirrors, packages and such,
But when it came to a 'merely human' no-one seemed to bother much!
I was tying a shoe-lace when it happened, bending down as one always does,
When I suddenly realised doors were slamming! Then the engine gave a buzz!
Then it gave a tremendous shudder and flames shot out from fore and aft.
I was looking up at a tiny speck that had been, till now, my Mother Craft!
The speck then faded into nothing. All I could see was that dear old Earth,
That place with all the trees and water! That lovely place that gave me birth!
I looked around at an icy desert! I'd become The Man in the Moon!
I'm feeling rather cold and hungry!
I hope they come and find me, soon!
Visit this blog to learn of a more ancient view of the moon: