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Author Name: FreeSALTY 4 Comments
Date Added: July 10, 2004 11:07:55 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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WW2 (Portrait of a Seaman)
You may have seen him stagger in the street



And think,"what a drunken fool"



But did you ever think beyond the man who



sails out from the "Pool"



He sails across the Atlantic, so treacherous and grey



Dodging the packs of U-Boats, out searching for their prey.







Where the lifeline of our nation sails



bravely to and fro



And the blazing scenes of stricken ships, light



the night, in brilliant glow.



He watched his mates struggle to survive, in



oil spewed fiery water



And watched them sink beneath the waves, in



a sea that gives no quarter.







He may be thinking of his fear of U-Boats



when his ship is left behind,



Or the bombers coming out of the morning sun,



all this could be on his mind.



He sails the murderous convoys to Russia, The States and Malta,



Though his days and nights are full of fear,



from his duty he doesn`t falter.







So when you see him on the street, I ask you people, think!



He`ll shortly be returning to the sea



And I think he has earned his drink.



























Author's Notes:
"Pool" = Liverpool
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Comments:
Comment By: PremiumBlake Hightdudis on August 12, 2004 08:10:04 PM Report
bravo mate, written by a true sailor, this was truely wonderful I think you need a pint or two with a shaken hand for a wonderful job.
Comment By: FreeSue Tancheff on July 15, 2004 02:34:54 AM Report
I applaud you for yet another fine piece of writing and a wonderful tribute to these amazing men.

Take care........Sue
Comment By: on July 11, 2004 02:21:06 PM Report
When did you write this Bob? It's a great poem, in the same class as "The Jervis Bay", having had two CPO's uncles on Corvettes tell me all the tales I can empathise with the focus of the poem.... Well done..
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 11, 2004 08:32:52 AM Report
BOB,
MY FRIEND .. THIS IS REALLY A GREAT POEM.. ENJOYED THIS!! FRIENDS SHE




 


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