We cannot buy the moon …

I heard once ‘the moon is not enough’ but for today we may say we cannot buy the moon … John F.Kennedy’s eyes spangled and striped, sparkled wet when he told us going to the moon ‘was a challenge we choose to accept’ not because it was easy but because it was hard … Today while the stock markets around the world are looking to the politicians for words of wisdom, direction and encouragement, the politicians are looking blank … and no one cares America has effectively withdrawn from the space race. … The bankers hide with their stash of pornographed cash as the man in the street whether wearing leather inners or down at heel sneakers, cannot even console himself with the promise of a brand new day let alone a brave new world … The moon, once so reachable and free to all comers, as the likes of Gagarin, alongside the likes of Armstrong and Aldrin, not only headed the cast of the original star wars but fought for a valued supremacy … It was Uri who went for a spin in a sputnik while Neil and Buz got to go for a walk on the white sand and bring home sticks of rock for Uncle Sam … Nearly 50 years on from J.Ks optimistic rally call for man to seek only the very best for himself. Mr Cameron is not telling us to ask what we might do for our country, only that we should be realistic for the present and maybe optimistic for the future … The moon still sparkles like John-Boy’s eyes on a clear night but not even the moon can inspire us because for now, its off-limits and people like Kennedy are presented as scary optimists who had personal weakness and human traits, not like the rest of us then?!  … The only scary thing for me is the current manipulation of the masses by political stealth (at least have a go at lying to me) our own acceptance of a cancerous, imbibed pacifism which can eat the heart out of nationality and the way now when we are alone, we find it increasingly hard to look up into our own particular starry starry night …
                                                                                         written byedenbray05.10.2011
b.t.w. P.J.Harvey is Immense

About edenbray

I've always enjoyed writing and thats all I want to do... .. . I’m not sure why I stopped writing, was it 9/11? .. . Eden Bray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions. The effluence of my short life .. . I'm a Writer and Artist - since 1966, now a Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . please join the shebang but more importantly please leave me a marker with a comment for my ego and my encouragement :- thanks, edenbray
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6 Responses to WE CANNOT BUY THE MOON….

  1. jessicaphiri says:

    You like P.J. Harvey? I am sincerely impressed that you know her! She is an artist in every sense of the word.

  2. jessicaphiri says:

    I like this take. It is refreshingly distant from the partisan war for office here in the states. It is also sadly reminiscent of the last election’s rally cry, “Yes we can!”
    Right now I am reading “Shadow Government” by Grant R. Jeffrey, which makes me love the line “at least have a go at lying to me”.
    My Dad used to talk politics until fists were in the air, but now since he had cancer, he says we can’t change anything and he just wants to be happy for today.
    So strangely, it made me think of him in a different way. The silence of the satellite radio arguments. The crunching of leaves under feet and the new man under the stars, living each day as if it were an extra one given.

    It is just so strange that we in the free world seem to have our hands tied behind our backs.

    Thanks so much for this little exhale!

  3. I sent you a story yesterday 🙂 Hope all is well!


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