Thomas D. Shields

December 29, 1942 :: Newcastle, Indiana
Passed Away:
November 10, 2010 :: Westminster, Colorado

Thomas Shields, of Westminster, passed away on November 10, 2010. He was sixty-seven years old, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Services will be held at a later date.

High Flight
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds.., and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of… wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


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