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Ships

by Garland Davis

let old broken ships
rusty and discarded

enjoy the quiet deep
let them lie, sleep

under the sea
shrouded in darkness

while the ravages of storm
roll and turmoil above

in this watery grave
among the hulks of others

Garland Davis entered the Navy at the age of seventeen in 1961. He served during the entire Viet Nam conflict and retired in 1990 at the grade of Chief Petty Officer. Now retired from self-employment in Honolulu, Hawaii, he spends his time writing and conversing with old shipmates via the Internet.

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