Sleepless Nights

Many exercised their creative talents during downtime on patrol by writing poetry or prose. Here's a spot to share yours.
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First Name: Kelly Joe
Last Name: Ray
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Which Years on Board: 1974-79
Special Crew?: Neither
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Sleepless Nights

Post by KellyJoeRay » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:58 pm

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"...


Dreams that haunt my rest.
Fears that cloud my sight.
I try to shut them out.
They don't listen...

Endless wonder in my head.
Mountains, streams, butterflies.
I reach out to hold them.
They are gone...

Birds that fly, flowers cry.
Stars falling from the sky.
They don't hear me calling.
They don't care...

Mighty ocean, tiny brook.
Infinite highway, country road.
When I close my eyes to sleep.
You keep me up...

I love you.
You are my life.
I'm willing to sacrifice.
All for you.
Still again.
Sleepless nights...
K.J. Ray MM1/SS Ret.
Blue Crew 1974-1979

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First Name: Roy
Last Name: Bowen
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Which Years on Board: 1967-1971
Special Crew?: Neither
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Re: Sleepless Nights

Post by rmbowen » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:03 am

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!!

R.M. Bowen EM2(SS/DV)
1967-1970 blue crew April 1970-1971 gold crew

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