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Somewhere on the ocean waves in the year of sixty six The ocean wind and rain joined forces, a deadly dangerous mix We were on our way from the Mediterranean, where we were deployed Amphibious operations and some ports that we enjoyed It was mid July, the sea was calm on a warm and sunny morning We were heading into inclement weather, a violent hurricane warning Later that day the seas picked up much higher than the norm Word was passed that we were heading into the eye of the storm We sailed against the wind fighting hard to stay on course We had never before encountered a storm with such driving force Waves the size of mountains came crashing across the bow Dorothy was magnificent, queen of the seas for now She never moved toward the mainland and had a very short history She moved northward in the Atlantic and finally died at sea We returned to Norfolk where our journey had begun Check the superstructure and assess the damage that was done Dorothy was a nightmare the way she howled and screamed Dorothy was more beautiful than anything we dreamed Sometimes I look out over the ocean thinking way back then And Dorothy in her Glory, I’d love to see her once again. Hurricane Dorothy in 1966 was a short lived hurricane that died out in the North Atlantic never reaching the mainland. I was at sea in the eye of the storm. Awesome.

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Date: 8/9/2012 10:10:00 AM
A well deserved win for you. Congratulations Vince. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/5/2012 10:20:00 AM
Vince, you are quite the brave heart...a wonderful write!! Congrats on your win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda
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Date: 8/3/2012 8:33:00 AM
Congratulations Vince xx
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Date: 7/25/2012 8:44:00 PM
please go read the contest rules again
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Date: 3/23/2010 1:50:00 PM
fantastic write. Worth reading twice!
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Date: 8/4/2009 4:10:00 PM
She might be hanging in Kansas ... smile ...
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Date: 8/3/2009 5:42:00 PM
Excellent write! The end rhyme is not even noticble you're so skilled. Light & Love PS How about a blog comment Vin?
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Date: 8/1/2009 8:40:00 PM
I would think that the dark rolling skies would be very horrifying to see Vince, but, good to know that you lived through it and share a piece of your past with us. Well penned!
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Date: 8/1/2009 12:31:00 PM
That must have been an awesome experiance, did you pass directly thru the eye? Moses
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Date: 8/1/2009 12:23:00 PM
a ride that was'nt that easy to ride in earlier years. lucky you. jhl
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Date: 7/31/2009 11:00:00 AM
Awesome poem Vince, i bet she was a picture in her fury like tantrum>>James
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Date: 7/31/2009 10:03:00 AM
Vince~Very sad stories I love the ocean and its unpredictability I'm sorry Dorothy went down! Well written my friend! Laura :0)
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