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by KellyJoeRay
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Love and Desire
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: Love and Desire

Another great explanation of what it is like to be in love, homesick and burnt out all at the same time...We call it Submariners Disease...Hungry, Horny and Sleepy all three at the same time... :smt005
by KellyJoeRay
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Missing You
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Missing You

Great story man...Great poem too. Thanks for sharing. People will never know about every day heroes like "The Chief" if you don't tell them about him. I can't begin to recall all the acts of bravery I witnessed in my 5 years on the Madison...It truly was Steel Ships and Iron Men...
by KellyJoeRay
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Never
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Re: Never

Good stuff Roy. I can relate...
by KellyJoeRay
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: THIS TIME
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: THIS TIME

Yeah, they re married and had three beautiful girls and lived happily ever after last I heard which was several years ago.
by KellyJoeRay
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Groton Bound
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: Groton Bound

I remember my flight to Rotten Groton as well...Had to take a puddle jumper at one point and it scared me to death in rough weather...Roy reading your poems made me break mine out...I sure related to your writing. I enjoyed every one of them. Please post more if you have any...You can call me Ray, o...
by KellyJoeRay
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: The big black metal tomb
Replies: 1
Views: 1134

The big black metal tomb

This was an unfinished work...I started about a year ago...But reading RM's poem read at the reunion reminded me of this so I broke it out and finished it...It's for surface pukes and air dales mostly. THE BIG BLACK METAL TOMB I've got news for you shipmates, you ain't got a clue... Of what it's lik...
by KellyJoeRay
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: SUBMARINE
Replies: 1
Views: 2378

Re: Patrol Poems

This is it in a nutshell shipmates...
by KellyJoeRay
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: ESCAPE
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Re: ESCAPE

Been there and done that brother...
by KellyJoeRay
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: The S & M song
Replies: 0
Views: 1795

The S & M song

Okay, take the children out of the room...This one is a little bit risqué...It was written by myself, Crash Collision, and several other Madison Crew Men whom I can't recall... I'm pretty sure Gene Ammons (RIP) brother was part of it too...It's in response to a sea story that MTC Smith told about a ...
by KellyJoeRay
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: 40 feet of rope
Replies: 0
Views: 1550

40 feet of rope

This was actually the first song I ever wrote or had a hand in writing...It launched my career as a poet and song writer...It was also a song that I wrote with Clint Green a bud from Sub school that I stayed in touch with for years...Sadly I have lost touch with him...It's in a bluegrass style...We ...
by KellyJoeRay
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Messcranking Blues
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Messcranking Blues

I wrote this little song after my third tour of messcranking...I think I hold the Madison record for messcooks...I did 190 days of it...Which just goes to show you that you don't take three years to decide what you want to strike for...and you don't piss the Cobb off by getting him in trouble with t...
by KellyJoeRay
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Sleepless Nights
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Sleepless Nights

I guess we have all had "channel fever" or have experienced being "slept out"... Here is a poem I wrote in 1976 or 1977 I think...It's not a song...But I bet most of you can "feel my pain"... SLEEPLESS NIGHTS Dreams that haunt my rest. Fears that cloud my sight. I try to shut them out. They don't li...
by KellyJoeRay
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Battery Well Song
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Battery Well Song

This is a true story song...Those who were there can relate...Those who were not might be able to relate as well...LOL...This has to be sung in a "Bob Dylan" voice...It's in his style. BATTERY WELL SONG Well early one morning...or it could have been night.. I was sitting in the library...trying to w...
by KellyJoeRay
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: THIS TIME
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

THIS TIME

This was a song I wrote with IC3 Bert Hennessey...Yeah that guy...the one who loaded the light TDU can last and it got stuck in the ball valve...Causing the garbage patrol...The lower level missile house land fill patrol...It's about him and his wife...They divorced after this patrol and re-married ...
by KellyJoeRay
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: A Part of Me
Replies: 1
Views: 994

A Part of Me

Here's one you guys might be able to relate to... A PART OF ME A sailor and a guitar, drifting out to sea. A love song for a lady, and a place he longs to be. A part of him in every word, he chose so carefully. But a poet doesn't always say, exactly what he means. Every night he plays for her, but t...