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Short lyrical poem about a teenager who joins and spends 4 years in the Navy.


Submitted:Dec 3, 2006    Reads: 1,146    Comments: 116    Likes: 72   


NAVY GRAVY

By E. J. T. BRADLEY

Skin and Bone At Seventeen,

Left Home To Join The Navy.

All Muscled-Up At Nineteen,

Refused To Eat The Gravy.

Was Not Having That Much Fun,

With Hair Still Blond And Wavy

Went Back Home At Twenty-One,

Yelled: "Ahoy!" To The Navy.

Copyright © Edward J. Bradley 2006





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