AIRPLANES AND AIRPORTS
I remember as a young girl my mother and step-father taking my siblings and I to the Pittsburgh Airport to see the planes takeoff and arrive.
It was an exciting adventure for all of us. We were able to enter the terminal and go to the observation deck where the view was beautiful. In those days passengers would walk out on the tarmac to board their planes to adventurous destinations.
Today Pittsburgh is a large International Airport and after 911 only passengers are allowed to enter the terminal. How sad, my grandchildren were never able to experience the fun I had in my youth of visiting the airport.
I sweep the skies with fire and steel
My highway is the cloud
I swoop, I soar, aloft I wheel
My engine laughing loud
I fight with gleaming blades the wind
That dares dispute my path
I leave the howling storm behind
I ride upon it’s wrath.
I laugh to see your tiny world
Your toys of ships, your cars
I rove an endless road unfurled
Where the mile stones are the stars
And far below, men wait and peer
For what my coming brings
I fill their quaking hearts with fear
For death…is in my wings.
— Gordon Boshell, written after watching Battle of Britain dogfights from the streets of London.
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