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August 23, 1996

 

We sent him up on a pillar of flame

a tiny man

larger than life

atop the greatest machine were ever made

his name will live forever

the one who touched the stars

and returned to earth alive

to accolades unreceived

buried in the flames of war

 


 

Loosely based on the song by Planet-P: "Static on the Radio."

But you can take it much further than that.

 


Pillar of Flame
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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