Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Extreme Creature Poetry - Two Entities

Two poems by submariners:

Extreme Creatures

Who suffer no attrition upon news their kind are sunk,
Who endure sunless weeks on end in want of their own bunk.

Disturbed from precious sleep by those dreaded, alarming sounds,
When the latest hazard has sprung out of its nearby bounds.

Sacrifices are certain for these devoted volunteers,
Qualifications demanded by a jury of their peers.

In clear illustration of ā€œ24-7ā€™sā€ meaning,
There is no phoning home during silent submarining.

- Juan Caruso D.

"The Submarine Force is important to the defense of our national interests. It has the only truly stealthy platforms in our armed services and is the heart of our strategic nuclear deterrent."

- Retired Admiral Bruce DeMars


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