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The Enlightening Encomium of Grinning Garrick Beauregard, or, A Sailor's Death

No towering, flowering landlocked tree Will weep for the waning life of thee Forgive them, friend, they never saw you smile Forgive them, friend, they never saw you smile To mistress maritime were you married For her you lived, so to her be buried Below the surface of sorrowful sin Where above there breathe hateful, hollow men Solar systems spin and endless seas flow Though they are bereft your supernal glow Forgive me, father, I can't seem to smile Since you died, father, I can't seem to smile

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 7/21/2016 2:30:00 PM
Jonathan, well penned. Enjoyed reading your thoughts and words today. *SKAT*
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Date: 8/14/2010 2:08:00 PM
Sad, rhyming imagery to a powerful effect. I liked this alot. Well done!!
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Date: 4/6/2010 7:40:00 AM
Interesting and sad thoughts that you have penned in this one...Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara
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Date: 2/23/2010 9:49:00 AM
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