Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Life on a Submarine -Poem

I slice through the water
Like a long sharp knife.
The ocean is my battleground,
Lonely is my life.
My best friend is Silence.
My enemy is Sound.
Pressure is always on me,
And Danger always around;
But able men are with me,
They trust me with their life.
We embrace our quiet existence
To prevent the unspeakable strife.
We speak softly with one voice;
History has taught us to keep our tongue.
Together, we patrol the world’s deep oceans,
We are silent, unseen and unsung.

© 2014
Roy M. Bowen EM2(SS)
USS James Madison SSBN627 (1967- 1971)

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