Gene Roddenberry:
Great Bird of the Galaxy

(August 19, 1921 - October 24, 1991)

               by R. K. Wigal

                           (© 2008 R. K. Wigal)

He took us aboard USS Enterprise,
This eagle with vision so clear,
Far into the vast, black, limitless skies
On a trek through the final frontier.

But beyond mere trips through the substance of space
And through rips in the fabric of time,
He took our minds to a loftier place
And imbued them with purpose sublime.