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Fill in the below blanks with the following words or
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there, well, yearn.
Ship of Memories!
By L. Don Oliver
I see the ships, upon the ___;
As they race, to cross the ___;
Full sails, billowing briskly _____;
No sailors regret, for those who ___;
Phosphorus waves, gently being ________;
Flowering Main, pleading to be ______;
Disciplined crew, upon the ____;
The valorous ones, that I _______;
Never an all night in, they are _____;
With their thoughts, ever drifting ____;
Eight peals sound, from the ships ____;
signalling that, all is ____;
Lightening flashing, in the _____;
Scaring the darkness, into _____;
Flickering lanterns, upon their _____;
Dancing shadows, of wandering ______;
White horses building, a storm _____;
Ship ahull, awaiting the _____;
Howling winds, prayers of ______;
Homeward bound, every sailor's _____;
The tempest line, they have _______;
There upon the bow, an _________;
In the ocean, a dolphin _____;
Out where, King Neptune _____;
Brave souls, venture out to ___;
That is where, I long to __;
I wrote this poem several years ago in memory
of my brother-in-law, who is now deceased.
He was a career Navy Quartermaster who was
really happiest the most when he was driving
"HIS" Aircraft Carrier. Sail on forever Charlie.
Gift of Life!
By L. Don Oliver
The storm clouds were building,
The heart was sinking low;
The rain came pouring down,
The angry winds began to blow;
Lightening flashing above my head,
The paint less walls wearing thin;
Then, you opened your loving arms,
And enclosed me there within;
You kissed my troubled brow,
Hugging me with all your might;
Tenderly, you sang songs of love,
All through that wakeful night;
When the new light had dawned,
Restful sleep was mine to see;
Mama, I will always love you,
For your precious gift to me;