Typewriter Rodeo: Apollo 11 (50th Anniversary)

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Sean PetrieJuly 18, 2019 11:41 am,

Just staring at the moon can elicit a sense of wonder – a fascination for what exists beyond our little planet. But it can also bring about a feeling of pride, especially this year, when we celebrate how wonder turned to action, and got us to the moon 50 years ago.

Apollo 11 (50th Anniversary)

Walk out there

And look up –

It’s hard to believe

We made it all the way out there

(And of course, a few still don’t)

And most of the time

We just take it for granted

Like the moon itself

But today


Stop –

Just pause and ponder

Your dreams

Just gaze into

Your future

And just appreciate the beauty

Of now

Because that’s really

What it means

When we look up

And out

And realize yes

Anything is possible

With just one small step

After step

And we look up

And out

And whisper a distant