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by rmbowen
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: 4 knots to Nowhere
Replies: 1
Views: 410

4 knots to Nowhere

Four knots to Nowhere What a strange thing war has become; We wait to receive a command, An order we pray never comes. Four knots to nowhere; We cruised in an underwater groove With 16 guns in a black steel tube To deter an aggressor’s deadly first move. Alone in the worlds deep oceans, Forty-one wa...
by rmbowen
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: LEAVING
Replies: 2
Views: 548

LEAVING

Whether one was leaving from the barracks or from home, I believe every Submariner can identify with my memories in this poem. LEAVING My seabag is packed and ready; It stands stiffly beside the door. The boat and her crew lie waiting Off a lonely distant shore; She yearns to return to deep water To...
by rmbowen
Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Death of a Warrior
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: Death of a Warrior

Thank you, K J.
By the way, I am loving your new utube videos.
by rmbowen
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Death of a Warrior
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Death of a Warrior

In the last three months, I have attended two funerals, both Navy vets. The first, a childhood friend that I went to school with. He served three tours as a gunner on a PBR in Viet Nam. He was highly decorated. He lost a long battle with agent orange. The other was Chief Scott, whom I served on the ...
by rmbowen
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: REVELATION The Submarine Song
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: REVELATION The Submarine Song

Yes, Brother, GREAT work!
by rmbowen
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Lafayette Park Poem
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: Lafayette Park Poem

Good one, KJ, you have gotta play this one (and some of your others)for us next June at the Charleston reunion.
by rmbowen
Mon May 23, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Messcranking Blues Song
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Messcranking Blues Song

Another good one, KJ, keep them coming.
by rmbowen
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: One Year
Replies: 1
Views: 620

One Year

I wrote this poem one weekend in April of 1970. I had the duty. My wife and I would be married one year on the 19th of April. Although we lived off base, I had the duty so I had to stay (sleep) on that barge. I wrote this poem one night after I got off the SMAW watch. One Year One year has passed Si...
by rmbowen
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: EMOTIONS
Replies: 0
Views: 1503

EMOTIONS

Emotions Love you, How I love you! Oh, for the words and talent To tell you exactly how I feel. Need you, How I need you! Life is dear, But holds not a candle of flame to you. Love me, That is why I live! Your heart is my heart, And your breath is mine; If yours should cease, so will mine. © 2013 Ro...
by rmbowen
Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: TIME
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Re: TIME

You have posted another good one, KJ. You need to put this one to music.
by rmbowen
Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: We Talked
Replies: 0
Views: 3236

We Talked

This poem was written remembering a day with Jenny on the Isle of Palms, SC while awaiting the 627 blue crew to return from patrol. We Talked Yesterday we sat together On a blanket spread in the sand. We talked about nature and weather. We talked about God and man. © August 2013 Roy Mack Bowen Writt...
by rmbowen
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Things I Like
Replies: 0
Views: 3313

Things I Like

I wrote this back in March. It started in the present tense. I was thinking about how good life is and the things I have accomplished. Then my mind drifted back thru time: Ten months out of high school and I am in the Navy. After two years of training schools I am assigned to the Madison. I make one...
by rmbowen
Sat May 23, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: A Memorial
Replies: 0
Views: 3255

A Memorial

A Memorial “DIVE…. DIVE…. TAKE HER DOWN!” A new generation responds to the klaxon’s sound; Both men and women respond to the call. The submarine tradition is carried on by all. So take her down, Sailors, beneath the foam, Where both Adventure and Danger freely roam; Where stories forged in steel ove...
by rmbowen
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Eternity Smiles
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: Eternity Smiles

Thanks for saying so, Admin, I wasn't sure about putting this one up since the only tie to the 627 was an 'ol Grandpa. I was just looking at the number of reads.... it is pushing toward 200 reads in two and a half months. Apparently no one has complained about it not being directly tied to service. ...
by rmbowen
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:18 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Beneath the Waves
Replies: 0
Views: 3229

Beneath the Waves

I started this poem years ago, I believe it was in 1971 shortly after our overhaul. We were leaving Electric Boat the second time (after repairs from the HP air accident). The air accident started me thinking about how close Submariners live to the ragged edge. The poem began as a tribute to those w...