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Rocket Launch

April 18, 2018
By Alex_Alodo BRONZE, West Melbourne, Florida
Alex_Alodo BRONZE, West Melbourne, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Don't let your voice become the reason you don't speak. - Myself.


Was all I heard when the bus stopped at the traffic light.

I thought it was the other bus behind us that had possibly hit us.

But my thoughts were proven wrong as the children on the bus jumped up in joy,

Forcefully opening the windows and sticking their heads out,

Peering up at the sky that showed a rocket had just launched.

The children from the right side,all rushed over to the left side in usion.

The poor bus driver had a look of its flames extinguished.

I laughed quietly as I noticed something.

The traffic light was green.

But none of the cars in front of us, nor behind us were moving or honking.

And that brought me back to the first time I saw a rocket go off a few kilometers away from me at the Space coast.

The rocket firing away as the ground rumbled within my chest.

The wind coming at us, knocking down the cereal boxes we had and slightly picked up each end of the blanket we laid upon.

The crowd roaring with hooray's and yes's,

as the rocket took off,

slowly becoming a small bird into the sky,

I looked around me to see that the people of America were happy.

Worried free,

and thrilled like little children.

That was ten years ago,

And as of now,February 6th, 2018,

It still fills me with so many peaceful feelings,

Seeing fellow Americans happy and amazed with rocket launches.

The author's comments:

I felt inspired when we had a rocket launch on the day of the 6th on February 2018. My love for rocket launches came from my grandmother, who acted like such a little kid when it came to them. Her eyes lighting up like bright stars and her silly goody grin that resembled a child finally getting the toy they've wanted for years. Despite everything going on in today's world, the rocket launch seemed to make everyone forget about everything for so much as a minute and I cherished that single minute.

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