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The Launch

At the end of a very long road,
down by the beach,
away from the breakers,
barely within reach.

The launch took place
before the sky high climb
the timing was perfect
even better than this rhyme.

At the eleventh hour
all systems were go.
As the digits went down,
they went down to zero.

Finally with a blast
the it was perfect to ignite,
after rumbling and flashing,
the rocket took flight.

It turned dark and overcast
back at launch pad 39,
I exited the control room
in the nick of time.

For there at the front
by my office door
a man with a package
he placed it on the floor.

It was a box sent by
the last man on Mars.
I wouldn't open it
it had come too far.

But I put it on
the next spaceship out
that's always the best
whenever you're in doubt.

At the end of a long road,
down by the beach,
away from the breakers,
barely within reach.........


 
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