Columbia Disaster 2003
Author: Dino Hi


Four days after turning fifty-four
February 1,2003 shuttle "Columbia" blew it's door
Re-entering Earth's atmosphere, at thirty-nine miles high
A piece of the left wing was burning, 3000 degrees, don't know why
At 12,500 miles an hour, eighteen times the speed of sound over Texas
Debri flew like rain, spreading far, by pass us
Pride and sorrow combine, for the seven lost
Searching the heavens, now a high cost
Now seventeen has giving their lives, seen in my view
The journey in space, touching stars, will continue
Facing a time, with war with Iraq
What's next, for the Nation's people to re-act
More grief, pain, world's becoming a living hell
So much tragedy, makes our soul and mind swell
Just my way of remembering this day
Like the "Challenger" seventeen years ago,like yesterday


Comments on this poem/writing:

Coma ( -- Monday, February 3 2003, 03:39 pm


I really commend you for writing it so fast after that tradegy. It sounds good, and makes a lot of sense.
Martin Van ( -- Monday, February 3 2003, 10:11 pm

America, a nation of Pioneers, facing, new frontiers with courage

Death of the pioneer, has always been the price for exploring new frontiers. From Columbus, to what ever happened at Ronake, some answers we will never have. Thank God for those who dare and if we didn't care, let's face it, "they" wouldn't dare. You cried such lonely words in this poem, words cried by millions, we share your words of sadness, we have been there before, millions of us. From Donnor's pass to the civil wars, so many tears we shed, for all, our pioneering dead. Yet they live, for we are here, because of where, THEY ARE and what they did.

Our nation, Isreal, the world, shares in your memorial. There is more sadness to come, from sea, ground and air. However, the pioneer, will find the trail to peace, they always have. Although short lived, we have the stuff of pioneers, and as they did over the skies of Texas, we will do, as needed, all over the world.

Thank You from us all,

Martin Vann
Dino ( -- Saturday, February 8 2003, 09:45 pm

Thanks guys!

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