The Heartache Stone

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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Joined: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:25 pm
First Name: Roy
Last Name: Bowen
Crew?: Both
Which Years on Board: 1967-1971
Special Crew?: Neither
Rate: EM2(SS/DV)

The Heartache Stone

Post by rmbowen » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:23 pm

I wrote this poem in the first person, but it is based on sympathetic observations. No one is immune to temptations; It is particularly a problem for a sailor on the beach. I know.
I believe it was Ben Franklin that said something like this," Experience keeps a dear school, but a fool learns in no other."

The Heartache Stone

I don’t blame you for leaving me;
I didn’t even ask you to stay.
I should have pretended I didn’t see
Or turned my head the other way,
But I just lost my mind
When opportunity walked by that day.

Northern sea patrols are a cold and lonely time.
Months pass before our feet touch dry land.
Her touch had the warmth of sunshine,
When she walked over and took my hand.

Too late I realized the mistake I made;
Temptation was leading me on.
But walls of experience are with heartaches laid,
Not blocks of stone.
Sooner or later one will find
That each must build his own.

Copyright # TXu001882466
R.M. Bowen EM2(SS/DV)
1967-1970 blue crew April 1970-1971 gold crew

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First Name: Kelly Joe
Last Name: Ray
Crew?: Blue
Which Years on Board: 1974-79
Special Crew?: Neither
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Re: The Heartache Stone

Post by KellyJoeRay » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:00 pm

AWESOME and DEEP...and TOO close to HOME...Been there...Done that... Thanks Shipmate...This is a fantastic work of art...
K.J. Ray MM1/SS Ret.
Blue Crew 1974-1979

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