Poetry Navy

Who is the Chief?

I wrote a poem a few years ago and would like to share it with those who come on this website and to all the spouses of Chiefs out there:

Who is the Chief?

Who is the Chief, adorned with the Anchors
The one who lives for others, daily, without favors
When trials come and woes arise, the Chief is there to calm the tide
He's the one who's bold and wise, the one to go to when you feel tried
The Chief has been there-done that, seen one, did one, and taught it
In the face of danger he spat, through rough seas and storms he's fought it
His skin is salty and weathered like teak wood on a battleship
Unbothered when the big guns fire and thickened by life's hardship
He's a man among men, sure, calm and with intent
To be a fine example of Honor, Courage, and Commitment
He has made mistakes, learned from them, and moved on
In his life his wake will break for others to build upon
The Chief wears khaki, sharp, professional and true
A skeleton key, who opens doors that are shut to those in blue
His soul is as deep as Davy Jones' locker, his integrity as strong as the bow
Above his chevrons a lone rocker sits, enclosing the what and the how 
Who is the Chief? You ask plainly. . .
He's the keel- the backbone of the United States Navy

HMC(FMF) Joseph Crain

Together

Together

My darling husband
My dear brave sailor
We must stay strong
To keep us together

The days may be long
The nights become later
We must stay focused
To keep us together

The sea is calling
And sooner or later
We must pray
To keep us together

When you come home
It'll be better
We will embrace
Our lives now, together

I love you QMSR Burkhart. I am certain that we can make it through anything.
-Jessica Burkhart

Missing a Sailor

Missing a Sailor


Counting down the days,

Until I can see your smiling face,

You've touched my heart and soul,

Baby, noone could ever take your place,

I miss you more with each passing day,

But grow stronger in heart,

Everytime your away,

I've read every letter,

One hundred times and,

At pictures I stare,

Every morning and night,

Hearing your voice,

Makes me beam with pride,

Because I know what I've got,

No reason to hide,

Theres deeper feelings within,

My heart for you,

Feeling of love,

Strong and true,

I'm in love with a sailor,

And that sailor is you!

December 13, 2005 Brittany Michelle

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