In Memory of Senior Chief Engineman, USN




 
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November 21st, 2004  
Sharon_357
 

Topic: In Memory of Senior Chief Engineman, USN


Hi, my father was in the United States Navy, and he passed away this past May. Tonight I wrote a poem in memory of him, and I wanted to share it with any military -- especially Navy who might be reading here.

In Memory of Dad
by Sharon Mooney

Thank you Dad,
for all you gave,
to keep this country free,
from terrorists and madmen,
to secure our liberty.

Years of your life,
were sacrificed,
months alone out at sea,
with your brothers of the USN,
deepest thanks to you all, from me.

In our great homeland,
we've been truly blessed with peace,
a nation like no other on earth,
men like you, I thank,
who've fought to keep us free.

The military molded you to their way of life,
and to this day I still admire you,
honesty, respect, dignity, honor,
values you taught me from youth,
solid virtues I hope to aspire to.

You are dearly missed,
by all who knew and loved you,
you brought to us all,
somebody to trust in and believe,
though silent, you always were there,
and you'll always live in our memory.

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My dad was a good man,
wise and strong,
all the things I strive to be,
much I loved and respected about him, I know,
he learned from the United States Navy.

http://ronie-mooney-encs.us
November 21st, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
A very good poem. Sorry to hear about your father.

On a lighter note...Welcome to the Forums.
November 21st, 2004  
dougal
 
 
I bet hes reading it saying Im so proud of you being strong.
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November 21st, 2004  
Sharon_357
 
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Originally Posted by dougal
I bet hes reading it saying Im so proud of you being strong.
I do hope that's true, and I hope I'll see him one day again.

I think right now, the best thing I can do is maybe write a poem now and then, to share my fondness of Dad with others. I'm too old to join the military. Besides I would probably goof up and embarrass him. He's alive, in our heart and soul. You realize just how strong you're not, when you lose a man like that. He's the one who kept everything in order and held things together. Without him, things just haven't been the same for our whole family. *laughs* though he did teach my sister to fix televisions and some of her skills with mechanics (he worked a lot on Diesel engines in the military). It seemed he knew everything, and he didn't stop learning until the time he became sick. When I was younger I took him for granted at times, and now, there's nothing I wouldn't give to have him back. The Navy really makes men irreplaceable.
November 21st, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Welcome to the forums Sharon.

I'm sorry to hear about your father....
November 21st, 2004  
dougal
 
 
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You realize just how strong you're not,
Go look at your family and in the mirror. And then say how strong your not to yourself. You wont be able.
November 21st, 2004  
Sharon_357
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dougal
Quote:
You realize just how strong you're not,
Go look at your family and in the mirror. And then say how strong your not to yourself. You wont be able.
You've got to be military -- only military would think of something that meaningful to say (and in so few words). :P
November 21st, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
Sorry Sharon. Hopefully he is now still in a "fast ship going in harm,s way". Welcome to the forum.
November 21st, 2004  
dougal
 
 
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You've got to be military -- only military would think of something that meaningful to say (and in so few words).
Nope only reserves. Otherwise a cheap student bum.

check out www.liambyrne.com/downloads.php and listen a few.
November 21st, 2004  
Sharon_357
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dougal
Quote:
You've got to be military -- only military would think of something that meaningful to say (and in so few words).
Nope only reserves. Otherwise a cheap student bum.

check out www.liambyrne.com/downloads.php and listen a few.
I downloaded one of the songs.. "The Forgotten", well, the download cut off halfway, but I caught most of it. I have a little one who's fussing at me for changing windows from the media player to the forum for response.

We like your music, and will download some other tracks. Very nice.
Thanks!