Tag: strict form poetry

Below the Waves

All you Navy veterans out there, check out this cool poem by Brad over at Commonsensiblyspeaking. Even an old grunt like me can appreciate this!

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Submariners, a special breed

Sailing the depths of oceans blue

In the confines of sweating steel

A world bathed in fluorescent hue

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The metal sings in creak and groan

As the depth and the pressure build

Warship patrols Poseidon’s home

Running quiet, these men so skilled

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Whatever may befall this crew

They share the fate that lies below

There is no walking home from here

A tragic truth each one well knows

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Like a dark hole in the water

They ply their deadly hunting trade

In the ghostly realm far below

Many sacrifices are made

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And when in port for needed rest

They will appear a motley crew

For when you ride a nuke all day

You need to blow off steam it’s true

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But you will not find one braver

Than these denizens of the sea

The bubbleheads do rule the deep

Unseen…

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