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Patrick A Granfors

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  A Tribute to Harbor Pilots
by Patrick A Granfors
Monday, September 28, 2009
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An early evening bonus show right outside our forward stateroom.

Photo: Patrick Granfors

A Tribute to the Harbor Pilot


Harbor pilot just at dusk

Hoisted up from rolling deck

Makes his living protecting others

Without question risks his neck


Through the fog and tossing waves

Around the maze of rocks below

He guides the vessel with the knowledge

Of the hidden hazards few others know


When his day is done and we are safe

To seek what the journey will reveal

I’ll take this moment to make note

Some guys just have balls of steel




Copyright 2009  Patrick A. Granfors



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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/29/2009
Wonderful write, Patrick, to those who risk their lives for others - greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friends is what came to mind reading these lines - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/29/2009
You are absolutely astute on this one. Unbelievable courage! Once again I loved your lyrical flow. I'm following your work.....Can't believe I've missed you in the Den. Great work.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/29/2009
A fine tribute to yet another unsung hero.

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