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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: March 11, 2017      Views: 189

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Born--1925 in the foothills of Appalachia eastern Ky.Have been writing poetry for
seventy five years.I prefer poetry that rhymes. Sonnets are my favorite form. Give me
a look.Hopefully ,you might like some of them.

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Moving out for parts unknown
"Shipping Out" by jaybird1
Another station soon to be
left, and other quarters sought.
Let us drink a hearty draught
to her and her memory.

Here we lived and here we worked
and here we played our little parts.
Now as the curtain falls, our hearts
rebel at thoughts of duty shirked

and revel in the memory of
the many tasks that were performed,
the friendships that were made and warmed
in the sunlight of our love.

A love of youth, of play and life,
working together toward an end.
Now our work is done, we wend
our journey to the distant strife.

One more station lost to time,
one  more milestone on our path;
We look for what the future hath
for us, in our new home and I'm

looking back with mingled joy
and sorrow, at the leaving of
a 'Bunch of Joes I learned to love
as brothers, I'm an only boy.

I leave  behind a  part of me, 
so many comrades , leave I here
and sometime in my memory,
I'll live again this pleasant year.

For now, farewell yon home of mine,
I've other homes on down the line.------1944



Author Notes
Written in 1944, when I was a member of the U. S. Air Forces.
I think it speaks of the esprit de corps and camaraderie which
still exists with our currenr veterans.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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