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Faked Moon Landing: A poem explaining how I know that the moon landing was faked
Posted by Douglas, Apr 15, 2008. 2007 views. ID = 1138

Faked Moon Landing

Posted by Douglas, Apr 15, 2008. 2007 views. ID = 1138
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I was talking with Laura recently about anapestic and iambic poetry, and made the comment that I find anapestic easier to write than iambic.

So, I decided I ought to practice my iambic pentameter a bit. :)
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Some people say that man has made the trip
From earth to moon by swiftest rocket ship
But I'm quite sure that this could not be so -
And if you want, I'll tell you how I know.
I've seen the films that NASA always plays
Of dusty scenes on lunar summer days,
And astronauts in glinting, shiny suits -
From globe-shaped hats to silver, heavy boots.
I've watched them jump and skip and leap with ease;
They made those ten foot jumps look like a breeze.
But could they really jump to such great height?
It must be so - it's there in black and white...
Unless of course that scene was all a sham
With men on wires to perpetrate the scam.
But how could one be sure, without a doubt?
It wasn't hard for me to figure out.
I looked upon the sky one lovely night,
And realized that those films could not be right:
No matter all the tales that men invent,
The moon's no bigger than a single cent.

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Josiah T.
Apr 15, 2008
Soooo.... Mathax is claiming to be a poetry expert now, what have you done to the boy?? ;-) (Not really. But he said you were discussing different types of poetry with him. :-) )
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Apr 15, 2008

Apr 16, 2008
Interesting... I really like how you've written the same poem in two different meters here. It seems to me that this version does better for description, while the anapests lend themselves more to a general narrative - somehow the other one seems more story-like, while this one suggests more images.
   ~Posted by Laura, Apr 16, 2008

Apr 16, 2008
Yes, I thought it was an interesting experiment. I really should try it again sometime when I have a better idea in mind. This time I started with the idea of the moon landing being faked, and just rambled on until I came up with a concluding line.
   ~Posted by Douglas, Apr 16, 2008

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