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" " A sailors reward "

“A Sailors Reward “I’ve been sitting here and thinkingOf the things I left behind,

And I hate to put on paper
What is running threw my mind.

We’ve dried a million bilges,
And we’ve chipped 10 miles of paint,
A meaner place this side of hell
Well, there just simply ain’t.

But there is one consolation,
Gather close and I will tell,
When we die we’ll go to heaven,
FOR WE’VE DONE OUR HITCH IN HELL !

We’ve stood by endless hours,
While waiting for our mail.
We’ve stood a million watches,
And we’ve been on all details.

We’ve cruised a hundred thousand miles
And made a thousand ports,
We’ve spent the night in dirty jails,
For trying to be good sports.

When final taps are sounded,
And we lay aside life’s career,
And we’ final leave
Right up those golden stairs.

The Angels will welcome us
And harps will start to play,
It’s then we’ll hear Saint Peter
Greet us loudly with a yell:

“TAKE A FRONT SEAT SAILOR,
YOU’VE DONE YOUR HITCH IN HELL”!

Memorial Day dedication 2012
To all who served our country and to my recently
passed away WW II veteran Father in law ( Spy’s Dad ), Joe Zampiello

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A final prayer for all who served in our armed forces.

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  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 2 years ago

    Very nice work Pops. My condolences for all in Joe’s family.

  • Thank you Wild Bill.
    POP’s

    – CanyonWind

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Awesome tribute POP’s!!!

  • I know you can relate Sir John. Thank you .
    POP’s

    – CanyonWind

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
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    ˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღWonderful write up and truibute thank you for the final prayer for all who served in the armed forces mean alot to me being ex military and served over seas hugs.Beautifuly written and again my heart felt sympathy for the passing of your precious Father in law..hugs Congratulations for your well deserved feature..

  • Glad that you liked it . Most people don’t realize what it truly means to serve our country and how much it means when we say , " Not on my watch ". Thank you for your service . Feel free to copy and save , but please do pass it on to those who served .
    Hugs .
    POP’s

    – CanyonWind

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 2 years ago

    great poem and tribute…

  • Thank you Rocky my friend.
    Hugs.
    POP’s

    – CanyonWind

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature ! I stand & salute, Pops !

  • Thank you Dear Jan. You may now stand at ease . Big Hugs.
    POP’s

    – CanyonWind

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 2 years ago

    OMG!!!!!!! thank you Pop’s.. this has brought me to my knees in tears.. I have talked with you about your tragic loss of your father in law. and what a beautiful tribute this is to him and all our veterans.. I am so very touched by this,, because us women who served sometimes get shoved to the way side.. so thank you.. this is just beautiful.. I have many Navy friends and other Veteran friends here on RB and I am going to forward them to this fabulous write and dedication.
    your heart and soul amaze me and I am proud to have served and I am proud to have friends like you who know what that means and honor our veterans.. THANK YOU for being YOU!!♥♥

  • No Young Lady. Thank you for your service . We all did amazing things just by stepping up and doing what was right . HAND SALUTE.
    Hugs.
    POP’s

    – CanyonWind

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Wonderful tribute!

  • Thank you very much Mom.
    Hugs.
    POP’s

    – CanyonWind

  • shootback
    shootbackover 2 years ago

    A marvel to read! Extra good. :)

  • Thank you so much.
    POP’s

    – CanyonWind

  • shelleybabe2
    shelleybabe2over 2 years ago

    Awe, God Bless and R.I.P. Lovely Write!

  • Thank you very much Shelley.
    Hugs.
    POP’s

    – CanyonWind

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