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by Dave
Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Action/Adventure · #2184671
sailing through in a Rondeau poem.

The Tin Can Navy roams the high seas
in search of submarine enemies.
Bouncing around on rolling waves,
we tried to send our foes to ocean graves,
while defending our liberties.

We went without the luxuries,
endured despite a few miseries,
because of challenges the crew braves
in the Tin Can Navy.

Our many nautical odysseys
to distant places provided the keys
to great adventures a young man craves.
These days, I ride nostalgic waves
across a sea of memories
from the Tin Can Navy.


Author's notes:

1. The Rondeau is a French form of poetry with a specific pattern of rhyme and repetition, as described and demonstrated in the following link: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/rondeau.html .

2. The Tin Can Navy is the nickname given to the class of Navy ships known as "Destroyers," possibly because of the way they rock and roll around on the waves, or possibly because they were considered dispensable vessels as they protected more valuable assets, such as aircraft carriers and battleships, from enemy submarines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFgBJbUh9t8 .


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