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Deck Department Sonnet

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Deck Department Sonnet

Heemstra and Salazar cleaning the decks
Working in Deck Department was the best
The work was constant for decent pay checks
Do I miss all that the answer is yes
I can still remember the ship and crew
Now I’m older with some pounds and gray hair
With plenty of memories but no brew
Who am I to say this life wasn’t fair
Because I had fun and great memories
Now I’m reading this sonnet at this place
Few think poetry is for fairies
I am reading this now without disgrace
I may have done short time in navy
It wasn’t easy nor was it gravy

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  1. Date: 1/5/2013 8:08:00 PM
    Robert, i like the sonnet. wish life has been fair to you. and thank you for letting know you are honored... xox~pd

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 5:30:00 PM
    that was funny what you said about reading sonnets and some thinking it is meant for fairies! Keep reading poems AND writing them. You are right. No disgrace in it at all.