Navy for Moms Delivers Poem: Sailors Gone to Sea

by OldSailor on October 19, 2008



Here is an emotional poem, I read at Navy for Moms. The poem is ‘A Sailor’s Gone To Sea’ written by GSEC(SW) Robert Cavalcante Jr.

The poem starts as

The time had come to say goodbye,
As sadness filled the air.
Husbands, wives and children cried,
A little piece of each had died,
And each one said a prayer.

Read the remaining part of the poem from Navy for Moms.

Post in MarineBuzz on this day a year before:

10 Reasons Why the Captain of a Ship Prefers to Sink with the Ship

Update: October 23

Another interesting poem “Three Things in Life” from Navy for Moms. It starts as

Three Things in life
Three things in life that, once gone, never come back -
Time, Words, and Opportunity

Read the remaining poem from Navy for Moms.

Update: November 12

Here is one more poem “The Sea Calls” by M. Clayton from Navy for Moms. This poem starts as

In the warmth of a golden afternoon,
A mother waits for the clatter
Of boys and their friends, soon.
Silent hours pass, no chatter,
Her young son has been called to the sea.

And a husband, a father and heroes are also called to the sea. Read more from Navy for Moms.

Update: November 14

Here is a Sailor’s Prayer from Navy for Moms that starts as

I am a small and precious child, my dads been sent to fight.
The only place I’ll see his face, is in my dreams at night.

Read the remaining from Navy for Moms.

Update: November 19

Here is a ‘A Sailor’s Christmas Story’ from Navy for Moms that starts as

T’was the Night before Christmas, the Ship was out Steaming,
Sailors stood watch while others laid dreaming.
They lived in a crowd with racks tight and small,
In an 80-Man berthing, cramped one and all.

Read the remaining poem from Navy for Moms.

Update: December 28

Here is a ‘Sailor’s Christmas Poem’ from Navy for Moms. Interesting part of the poem is

On a cold Christmas Eve on a sea, far from home.
The very thought brought a tear to my eye,
I dropped to my knees and started to cry.
The Sailor awakened and I heard a calm voice,
“Santa, don’t cry, this life is my choice.”
“Defending the seas all days of the year,
So others may live and be free with no fear.”

Read the full poem from Navy for Moms.

Here is ‘Sailor Girlfriend’s Prayer’. The interesting part is

As I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my love to keep.
To protect my Sailor through thick and thin
To safely guide him home again
To keep me on his mind all day
To love me truly, this I pray
Let no worries cross his mind
Let no fears his heart entwine

Read the full poem from Navy for Moms.

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