Airborne at Last

My helmet is now a halo
Wings replace my chute,
To fly amongst the eagles
No soldier would dispute.

No aircraft is needed
To take me to the sky,
Your prayers from below
Have lifted me so high.

My spirit is my engine
No need to refuel,
No runway is required
A rainbow’s edge will do.

No need for maps and compasses
My angels are my guide,
Their strength and love have gifted me
To soar the sky with pride.

The heavens here are endless
My soul’s now free to roam,
There is no need to cry, my friends,
This paratrooper’s found his home.

  – Author Unknown