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NaPoWriMo21 Day 17: Launchpad

A poem about how the Moon is more than a majestic body in the sky but a test placed there to prove our worth.

NaPoWriMo21 Day 17 - Launchpad

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt challenged me to write a poem about the moon. I wrote a poem about how the Moon is more than a majestic body in the sky but a test placed there to prove our worth.

Launchpad

It’s not the Moon that’s important.
The Moon is a test.
A test for mankind to prove itself capable.
It is the bar every spacefaring species needs to reach.
It is the gold standard for being space-worthy.
Without the Moon, there is no Mars.
Without the Moon, there is no jump to the next star.
The Moon is everything, and also nothing.
That’s why the Moon is not important.
The Moon is not the thing.
The Moon is the thing that gets us to the thing.

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