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