I’m eight, will be nine.
I’m only a boy.
Dad said Be quiet and watch.
We thrilled to “The Eagle has landed”
& Armstrong’s first step on the moon,
“We came in peace for all mankind,”
& placing the American flag.
The Vietnam war grinds on;
it is never ending. So many have died.
If I’d been older, I would’ve been there.
I was only a boy, wasn’t thinking how
our triumphs are ours, our failures are ours.
Andrew Shattuck McBride
NaPoWriMo ~ 2013 | My Day 3
April 8, 2013