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The Marine Survives The Captain's Daughter

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The Marine Survives The Captain's Daughter

 

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The marine was engaged to
the captain's daughter
at Camp Lejeune.  She
discovered she was with
child... they hastened their
plans to marry.  His low
rank did not please the
captain who, King David like,
had him sent into harm's way
to Iraq for an extended tour.
Meanwhile the daughter,
fearing her father,
bowed to his will
and married another.

Ten years went by.
The marine left
the military and
decided to attempt
once again to seek
love. His relationship
with the new woman grew
over several months.
He was in a jewelry
store on the bottom
floor of a downtown hotel
buying her an engagement
ring when coming out into
the lobby he saw her
making hotel room
arrangements
with another man.

Two decades flowed by.
He never again
sought to put out
the tentative tendrils,
the first overtures,
to a woman.  In the
vacuum that creates
miracles, this time Angel
Raphael made the move,
sending the man's destined
love into his path.

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-saiom shriver-

 

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For Robin Williams

"O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won"
         --Walt Whitman

 

Our ship's arrived,
And we came in
And fought in many
Ugly ways--
Somebody said
The beast within
Will never see
The light of day.

 

But here we are now--
Long time gone--
With sadness
Time our laugh
Replaced--
The crowd roared
With applause--
The captain wore
A double face.

 

The laughter died
And no more
They'll see
Their captain
Rise again--
They've seen black
Presidents, genocide,
But they are yet
To see a man.

 

      August 14, 2014