General Poetry posted March 28, 2023

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Scandies Rose

by Regina Elliott

Will you remain with us, Scandies Rose?
we'll always be your rugged salty crew,
chapped by the ocean's kiss.
You were our mainstay and our vessel,
you went down the depths with us.
The sea with her surface of blue glass,
of swells, of tempests -
Our sweet Rose,
Twenty foot seas and icing,
40 mph winds,
you were listing on your starboard
And now the oceanic beauty
has our bodies in her tidal bosom.
The sun gifts the brine golden,
yet, there was never a promise to
return to a misty welcoming harbor.
Neath eve stars,
our wives awakening from dreams
without rest.
Our children's faces stream with
tears trickling down into the
receiving seas of our spirits.
Will the mysteries of the deep
turn them into another life
on land.
In the green waves,
in the seabirds' cries
our souls are sealed,
Poseidon's loss,
as we are everlasting
sons of our Lord's keep. ~
In Loving Memory
Capt Gary Cobban Jr., David Cobban,
Seth Rousseau-Gano, Arthur Ganacias,
and Brock Rainey

This maritime tragedy happened
a few years ago.
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