Stepping into Heaven  

It's about space, 
and science, 
and brave men and women.  

Those heroes who rise above the fear... 
- and Endeavours 
- and Challengers 
- and Discoveries 
- and Enterprise 
- Pathfinders to the new Atlantis.  

While far below 
are the small men, 
comfortable in lives that are so certain... 
and yet dull.  

I guess it's about that morning, 
and Columbia; 
exploring the high frontier, 
riding the wind like an arrow... 
dancing with angels... 
and stepping into heaven.  

©Mike Subritzky
Columbia Tribute 2002