When, in the twilight of your life, feeling haggard, hard done by, It seems that life has passed you by, just when there were new fields to conquer, new avenues to explore, new opportunities to…
Browsing Category Poetic Patters
An Eternal Query
All along life’s bitter paths I have trod and learned, The sole reality is God So to God I turned.
From Devonport With Love
My dearest darlings, here I am Forlorn in a foreign land; Sweet smells of life abound, Colour and toys and chocs around.
To The Submarine Newsletter – A Tribute
The SNL, we all agree, To a relative degree, Is a work that merits praise, Even from those above the waves.
You see the varying hues Of the sea and sky, Mingle and blend Like an alchemists potion, Fruitlessly simmering In this all-encompassing plasma.
The Curse of the Skies
Gloves white shielding knuckles pale Tautened like an iron rail Gripping, gripping till it seems Blood’s a–leaking at the seams. Nimble hands keep at their job Unmindful of an anguished sob Stemming from the cerebrum…
The Joy of Flying
The engines purred, the props whirred The Cessna slowly stirred. Pressure on the brakes released It steadily picked up speed. A tug so gentle on the stick Gave us an upward flick.
A Lesson in Trust
While on watch one wintry night, My keenly roving eyes espied A faint and faraway light Fine on starboard side. ‘A boat engaged in fishing’, The Captain said to me, ‘Looks like her bearing Is…
Experiences on a Minesweeper
The ship’s rigged for sweeping, And that it never does, While up and down the coast It’s throbbing engines buzz. Patrolling and patrolling, That’s the game it plays, With aimless to’s and fro’s It’s a…
The Mighty Ship BABUR
Leading a valiant fleet ‘tis the mighty ship BABUR, Whose deadly gliding sleekness The enemy’s aims deter. A greyish streak upon The blueness of the sea ‘tis the mighty ship BABUR Out on a hunting…