For All Mankind

Towering sentinel aimed skyward,
Sons of Apollo prepare to journey among the stars.

We pay homage to the Gods,
We have made our sacrifices.

Our hearts are pure now,
We come in Peace for all Mankind.

Ignite the fire,
And marvel at the wings we have grown.

The destination is not so far,
For the engine of our ambition.

But return us safely home —
we pray.

We seek your favor still,
Ye Gods above.

We may stumble,
But do not let us fall.

— 9/15/2019 Rodney Hampton