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by rmbowen
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Revelation (The Submarine Song)
Replies: 2
Views: 4424

Re: Revelation (The Submarine Song)

WOW!!!
You just described the "unspeakable strife" perfectly.
by rmbowen
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: A Part of Me
Replies: 1
Views: 2580

Re: A Part of Me

Great poem. Seems to be a great song as well, I would like to hear you play and sing it.

I hope you are still writing!
by rmbowen
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: THIS TIME
Replies: 2
Views: 3761

Re: THIS TIME

Glad they got back together - They did remarry each other didn't they?

Great song, KJ
by rmbowen
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Battery Well Song
Replies: 4
Views: 5466

Re: Battery Well Song

I spent a lot of time in that battery well. Fortunately, every movement I made was slow. Thank, God!
by rmbowen
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Sleepless Nights
Replies: 1
Views: 2406

Re: Sleepless Nights

KJ Ray,

This is beautiful. Yes, I feel your pain. I got flashbacks - Been there - Done that. We are definately kindred spirits. I can hardly wait to read the next one. Keep them comming!!

Roy
by rmbowen
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Messcranking Blues
Replies: 1
Views: 2264

Re: Messcranking Blues

KJ Ray,

Great Stuff, I WANT TO HEAR IT. Please bring your guitar to the next reunion!

Roy Bowen EM2(SS/DV)
by rmbowen
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: The big black metal tomb
Replies: 1
Views: 2667

Re: The big black metal tomb

Wow! KJ Ray -

This is great stuff. Funny and serious at the same time.
I loved it. Got to go and read the rest of your stuff.

Roy Bowen
by rmbowen
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Groton Bound
Replies: 3
Views: 4531

Groton Bound

At the last reunion, a few of us were discussing the sinking of the submarine Scorpion SSN589 in May of 1968. At least two of my August 1967 Sub School classmates were assigned to the Scorpion when we graduated. I only realized it years later as I was looking at the signatures on the back of my clas...
by rmbowen
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: ESCAPE
Replies: 1
Views: 2224

ESCAPE

Escape I’m tired. Let me put these worries away. I’ll face them another day. It’s time I retired. Loneliness, It drips from the overhead And follows me to bed. It clutters my mind And swallows thoughts of happiness. Pressure Is all around me, Pressing in from the cold, dark sea. Danger stands beside...
by rmbowen
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: Mid-Patrol
Replies: 0
Views: 2774

Mid-Patrol

Mid-Patrol I think I’ll day-dream a while - Let thoughts drift through my mind. Who knows, perhaps I’ll find Something to make me smile. I’ll let it dwell. Let it soak deep into my brain, Some tender thought that too long has lain Smothered beneath a blanket of hell. Roy Bowen EM2(SS) (1967 - 1971) ...
by rmbowen
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Patrol Poetry and Prose
Topic: SUBMARINE
Replies: 1
Views: 5132

SUBMARINE

(8-20-2013). I changed the name of post to same as name of the poem - RMB. (update comment 6/30/2013) At the end of our 2013 reunion last night, Fred asked for some shipmates to share a few sea stories. If the 627 could have stood before us last night, I believe this would be the poem she would shar...
by rmbowen
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: 2011, Who else will be in Chasn?
Replies: 7
Views: 9134

Re: 2011, Who else will be in Chasn?

Jenny & Roy Bowen EM2SS/DV made reservations at hotel & mailed in Registration $ today 3/13/2011.

I am looking forward to seeing John Nesbitt !!! Are you still driving that blue sportscar???
by rmbowen
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Thanksgiving Plans?
Replies: 1
Views: 2464

Re: Thanksgiving Plans?

Betty and I have been married for 26 years. We have NEVER had the Thanksgivng meal at our house. That's a Madison tradition! Our first Thanksgiving we were in Newport News Shipyard and I had duty on Thanksgiving day. Our second Thanksgiving was sea trials and I was expected to be gone. Surprise! We...
by rmbowen
Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Time for a Vacation
Replies: 2
Views: 2931

Re: Vacation

Have fun, be careful. Thx for help navigating the 627 website.
by rmbowen
Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Basic Enlisted Submarine School (BESS)
Replies: 6
Views: 8703

Sub Class 388

Hey, Gill !! Apparently I followed you to Sub School, then to the 627. What was the date of your first patrol? Mine was April '68. I took some leave then was in "transient" for a month or two. I have the names and boat assignments of most of the class written on the back on my Sub School picture. Se...