I was waiting for the pretty red head
In the lobby of her college dorm.
A very special night was planned.
I could no longer suppress my feelings.
Unbeknownst to the pretty red head,
Elaborate plans were made
To tell her how I felt that day.
But a complication televised itself!
The emotions I felt that day
Would be competing
With three men and a nation.
And I was ok with that.
I was in the lobby of her dorm
Mixed with emotions
Waiting for her to appear.
But there were those three men!
The pretty red head was running late.
That was both good and unfortunate,
Good because I would see her again!
Unfortunate because I saw the three men!
I was watching a blurry video
On the lobby tv.
Everyone there was focused
On that same video.
I knew what we were seeing
Had never happened before.
A National objective set a decade ago,
Was being reached live on tv.
That pretty redhead
Was about to exit the elevator.
My heart was racing
To see her again.
But those three men
Were about to accomplish
A nation's goal.
An epic event no doubt!
Those three men on that tv
Had finally reached the moon.
Two of which stepped upon its surface
Fulfilling a nation’s challenge from long ago.
Little did I know the emotions stirred
By a redhead, three men and a nation
Would be just as strong today
As it was in that dorm lobby, yesterday.
It was indeed a very special day
For me, my pretty redhead,
Three men, and a nation
On that extraordinary day, half a century ago.