Saints and Heroes
Folding the US Flag

 1945   Just a Sailor

Just a Sailor by Tambra L. Morgan Smith

Just a Sailor; W.W 2

Heading for Japan was all this Boy knew, the weight of the ship,

The strength of the crew. Starry nights on deck,

Next to guns that go – Boom, Boom, Boom

The motion of the water, the vast expanse of sea captured my heart, soul and spirit,

As the salty mist of the air, invaded – and empowered me.

What can be on this island?

Way out in the sea?

What could be out on that island?

Waiting for me?

As a lap of a low roar, hit the mystery shore the sea had met the land,

Communication of language was first to be, as an unexpected Princess

With a quiet and slow approach, that enchanted me.

What can be out on this island?

Way out in the sea?

What could be out on that island?

Waiting for me?

Snow on Mt. Fuji, cherry blossoms in spring, rain playing music

That captured my heart, as the eyes of that girl made me sing.




What can be out on this island?

Way out in the sea?

What could be out on that island?

Waiting for me?

Once just a sailor now became a man, a wife by his side,

Heading for home - his land, view of the bride, small framed in porcelain,

Samurai heritage strong and proud, quiet presence – but loud.

What can be on this island?

Way out in the sea?

What could be out on that island?

Has ceased and captured me.

Boom, Boom, Boom, the lights of July Fourth are here

And my family’s all secure, as silhouettes of loved ones appear

I find I gaze upon beauty, as I still feel that salute to duty

“What can be out on this island?

Way out in the sea?

What could be out on that island?

Waiting for me?

My life direction, my family you see!

Sacrifice, hard work giving the most I can be.

Snow on Mt. Rainer, the Washington pines,

Dripping in rain and here standing by my side,

Masuko, that Samurai Princess

Still reigns and subsides.


What can be on this island?

Way out in the sea?

What could be out on that island?

Is proudly here today, standing next to me.

 


 

 By – Tambra L. Morgan Smith

In tribute to my Mother and Father in Law, Masuko and George Smith which together

Celebrated their October birthdays Masuko 84 and George 89 in the beautiful little

Harbor town, on the sound Gig Harbor Washington.

Wishing all of our veterans as they are our heroes – Happy Veterans Day - Salute

 

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