Two Poems

By Eric Christian Hansen

 

 

Semper Paratus, Always Ready

If at sea and you capsize
There's one thing to realize.
Coast Guard's ready in the air
To pick you up because they care.

Saving lives, well that's their game.
That's how Coast Guard gained its fame.
Reuniting families.
They're the lifesavers of the seas.

Coast Guard cutters are so fine.
Cruis'n on at double time.
Push'n on through raging seas.
Bring'n the enemy to their knees.

'Round the world and back again.
Coast Guard cutters are your friend.
Always ready to protect.
Coast Guard cutters got respect.

I don't know but it's been said
A Coast Guard cutter has never fled.
Druggies and Terrorists best beware.
Our Coasties are your worst nightmare.

Copyright 2003  Eric Christian Hansen

 

Polar Eclipse

The silky moon floats patiently
Beyond northern lights crossed.
Planets wait elsewhere tonight.
Heaven wouldn't touch anything.

And ice caps glisten
While polar bears listen
For seal movements under the floes.

And Eskimos cuddle
While musk-ox huddle
For temperatures approach 50 below.

And aurora australis
Shows similar prowess.
Emperor penguins sleep all in a row.

The silky moon floats patiently
Beyond southern lights crossed.
Planets wait elsewhere tonight.
Heaven wouldn't touch anything.

Copyright 2003  Eric Christian Hansen

 

 

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