Monday, July 1, 2013

“Duty in the Sea of Japan”

The U.S.S. Princeton flattop
Plowed the grey Korean waters,
Lighter by one Golden Dragon soul.

Seaman AM-3 Tubby Watson,
Sailed away from Mount Vernon,
Returned home in a casket
On a somber funeral train.

Never to ride upon Trigger again, or
Run with his dog Hitler in the wood.
Mourned and remembered by all
That knew of Tubby-his service, his good.

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