The Atomium in glass and steel
Strange building in surreal land
Nine spheres with futuristic feel
Designed by Watekeym's firm hand.
It represents, so we are told,
A giant iron molecule
41 million tickets sold
Emblem still of Fifties cool!
In '58 the fastest lift
Took visitors from far and wide
For a journey inside Belgium's gift
A brief but quite amazing ride.
The panorama at the top
With trendy restaurant inside
Is a special once-a-lifetime spot
Deserving of this Nation's pride!
(c) Poet in the woods 2015