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Des Taff Jenkins
15th October 2008, 06:14 AM
I wrote this in 1989.

Brave sailor, where have you gone
You've vanished from the scene
Not only from the minds of men
But from the silver screen

So many films of brave young men
Who faced the mighty foe
And hurricanes and gale force winds
of these we see no more

Now all we see is blood and death
And videos of shame
A sad reflection on us all
We're all a part to blame

What hope have we, of youth today
As they scuffle on the path
To rob old ladies of their wealth
And reap the judges wrath

Oh bring us back those ships of old
Their sails all gray with salt
maybe a taste of hardship
Will bring them to a halt

We'd so much like to turn the tide
But fear it's much to late
I think the ship has sailed away
And we're left here to our fate.
Des taff Jenkins

Doc Vernon
15th October 2008, 07:26 AM
Hi Des,
Well i must say that is very good indeed,where have you been hiding that talent mate!
Lets have more!
I will give you 10 stars for that one mate!:)

Geoff Anderson
15th October 2008, 07:52 AM
hi des.
wow you get hidden talent. and so apt,
best wishes geoff :)

Michael Lawrence
15th October 2008, 10:30 AM
See Taffy its in the blood innit all this prose and poetry you Taffs come out with.

Very nice mate and as Vernon say's stop hiding your talent.

Hey Reg! Reckon you've competition. Mike:p;):D

Neville Roberts
15th October 2008, 12:59 PM
great poem Taff, bet you have a great voice too , welcome too the hillside Boyo, all the best Nev Roberts :D:D

Reg Kear
16th October 2008, 12:25 AM
Ah nice bit of rhyme Taffl, but I think we're too late to stop the rot now. unless we resurrect the training schools.


Reg Kear
16th October 2008, 12:30 AM
Ah well now, I'm always up for a stoush Michael.? Just give me a minute cause I will have to polish me fid and remember how to gird me loins if we're having crayons at ten paces...


Michael Lawrence
16th October 2008, 09:02 AM
Hey Reg. You give that splicing tool back to the Bosun. Mike:p;):D