This shows the pride you have in what you did, as you should be. It shows a positive aspect of war. Friendship is needed in this situation.
Thanks for your service.
The poem has an easy smooth flow with its abba quatrains and ending
This really hit home with me. Today at our town's Veterans Day ceremony the keynote speaker read the oath all military say when they enlist. You could see men and women mouthing those words along with him. Very touching
This poem, Shipping Out, written mostly with an ABBA rhyme scheme, reminds the readers of those cheerful days of youth. We bonded with laughter and now choose to only recall what brings joy. The life we live tests us to our core. Those foundations in friendship @nd love keep us faithful to what is important and worth defending.
Love this! It is so true that friendships build while serving and very hard to part from them when having to go to another location. I have many wonderful memories from serving in 1975-1978, but many have horrible memories they bring home of death and fear they may never overcome. Thanks for sharing this!! xoxo
I wish that my dad was still alive. He would say,
"Now there is a man who knows how to express his feelings of what he remembered when he was in War l"
Jaybird you did so well with your excellent way of sharing to those on Fanstory of you knowing how to express your self with your rhyming poem telling of your memorable days
when you were in the air force.
I don't think anything compared to the camaraderie and loyalty that exists between soldiers, sailors, airmen and veterans. Your poem is brilliant, and should have been published if it wasn't way back then.
I could find no flaw in it and loved it's tone and impact.
Many of our men and women have in the years past, shipped out to face evil things that have left them scarred for life. My oldest brother in WWII watched two hundred soldiers that were offloaded from a ship he had crossed the pacific with be blown to bits from Japanese pilots.
Very well written poem and it did bring out the feeling of camaraderie in men and women after the war. You also gave the feeling many soldiers felt at that time. The rhyme and rhythm were perfect. Thank you for sharing this interesting piece with us. ~Brenda