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Easy For You To Say, Admiral

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Easy For You To Say, Admiral

Admiral Farragut sailed into Mobile Bay with his reluctant crew!

The bay was strewn with tons of torpedoes and apprehension grew!

"Sail on! Sail on!, ye mighty Hartford ship!" was Farragut's battle cry!

"We'll blast them Rebel ships to 'ell!  Men, 'tis yer duty to do er die!"

'Twas then he uttered those immortal words that'll live forever and a day:

"Damn the torpedoes!  Full steam ahead!" - and with that it was 'anchors aweigh'!

Tars fearing for their souls exclaimed, "That's easy fer that ol' poop to say!"

But with clenched teeth they dashed ahead and won the Battle of Mobile Bay!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 6/20/2013 5:05:00 PM
    This is great and I'm glad that they won. Thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 7:30:00 PM
    This was a great poem. Lots of feeling, emotion and sentiment. Also, thanks for your great comments about my Bennie Goodman poem. I wrote this for my neighbor down the street whose father played for Goodman.

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 5:26:00 AM
    a fine tribute poem to those who serve written from the heart you should be proud excellent poem Shadow x

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 8:21:00 PM
    Enjoyed this little piece of history. I have written poems dedicated to men on ships. We thank you for your Service. SuZ

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 6:19:00 AM
    Good morning Bob H., Wishing every Father on the soup a Happy Father's Day.... xox...Linda

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 3:40:00 PM
    VERY KQQL

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Hi Robert this brilliant love your work, so glad to back on the soup and reading such great stuff, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 1:32:00 PM
    Thanks for the history Robert, as usual you tell it with flare, xxx