STS107 Columbia Crew

Seven Left Today ~ Norma Marek

We mourned for you and shed tears as
You Left this earth
But we know you are still with us through
A heavenly rebirth.

How glorious it is that the space
we sometimes ignored,
Gave you another life in a different place
left yet to be explored.
A whole new experience you have
at your fingertips.
How I wish I could hear the awesome words
coming from your lips.

Now you'll have an angel's view of heaven
or ride a shooting star.
To look upon the earth from space
down to where we are.
You'll see the streets of gold and sing
an angel's lovely song.
You'll be Godly companions
never doing one thing wrong,
And roam the halls of a mansion
that has many rooms to see.

You'll be with angels filled with love
and they'll watch over thee.
Oh! to sit and talk to Jesus and
to look upon His face.
To never have a worry in God's holy place.
To speak with other angels and touch
God's loving hand.

To sit upon the clouds
as on a beach of sand.
To have an angel's view of purity
would be the greatest thing.
To play upon a harp of gold
while all the angels sing.
You will be bathed in sunlight with
angels all around.
All these things awaited you
when to heaven you were bound.

Norma Marek 2 February 2003

May God bless and keep the families and crew
of the Columbia in the palm of His Hand.

In loving memory of the 7 astronauts from
STS107 Columbia Space Shuttle who
died February 1, 2003

Commander Rick Husband
Pilot William McCool
Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon
Payload Commander Michael Anderson
Mission Specialist David Brown
Mission Specialist Laurel Clark
Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla

They now touch and see the face of God.
May they rest in eternal peace.

The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely
to earth but we can pray they are safely home."

~ President George W. Bush ~

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