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Great Uncle Emmett

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Hufflepuff, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Hufflepuff

    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

    Feb 12, 2008
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    Sewanee, Tennessee, USA
    For Emmett Schuchardt, USN, 1925 - 2011

    Little did I know it was not fifty years in the past
    When Great Uncle Emmett
    Lost his hearing -
    Hearing a shout and alarm,
    Followed by the whirr of dread adjustment
    Turning heavy o'er the sea
    Till the mighty six bowside halted
    With a mighty clank;
    And as the sun rose o'er the eastern line
    A gull-less void prevailed
    Mere two seconds; then flash,
    And pulse
    That shook the sound from his ears.
    Not fifty years in the future I arrived
    Unknowing of the sea
    And not twenty years more
    Twas too late to ask her questions.

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