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Cowards who?
by JASMIN HORST E. P. SEILER

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Cowards who?


Lynched by slander,
Justice by the press,
To revenge they pander,
A captain they undress,

Naked now in blanket,
Surveying, wreck and sea,
He says the lord be thanked,
That still alive is me,

But what the call from far afar,
What does the captain hear?
Get back on board you tar,
This is an order, is that clear,

In Latin lingo this means prick,
I order you, you understand,
I order you, you dick,
This is my command,

Iím just looking seeing,
Annoyed the captain shouts,
From far away, not am I fleeing,
Iím near the boat or there abouts,

Who knows the mind of man?
Will the press, or jury this decide,
Was it the captainís plan?
Abandon trust and pride,

The lynch mob though it seems,
In every press in black and white,
Coward you, it screams,
Run you can, but cannot hide,

The hero of the hour, the captain from afar,
With garland wreath they shower,
Just like an opera star,
Tragedy in sweet and sour,

Vigilante justice as it is,
No court or jury so it seems,
His innocence did yet dismiss,
Among the mob their screams,

The real heroes of the hour,
Not the captain from afar,
But, people of his town that shower,
With love their own, a shamed star,

Who knows, till time to prove it other?
How brave, heroic we would be,
Be it fathers, mothers, brothers,
Our own ships take to sea.©19/01/2012


The vigilante press, a captain they undress,
Who knows whatís in the heart of man, a man does only what he can.

 

 
 
 
Lynched by slander,
Justice by the press,
To revenge they pander,
A captain they undress,
 
Naked now in blanket,
Surveying, wreck and sea,
He says the lord be thanked,
That still alive is me,
 
But what the call from far afar,
What does the captain hear?
Get back on board you tar,
This is an order, is that clear,
 
In Latin lingo this means prick,
I order you, you understand,
I order you, you dick,
This is my command,
 
I’m just looking seeing,
Annoyed the captain shouts,
From far away, not am I fleeing,
I’m near the boat or there abouts,
 
Who knows the mind of man?
Will the press, or jury this decide,
Was it the captain’s plan?
Abandon trust and pride,
 
The lynch mob though it seems,
In every press in black and white,
Coward you, it screams,
Run you can, but cannot hide,
 
The hero of the hour, the captain from afar,
With garland wreath they shower,
Just like an opera star,
Tragedy in sweet and sour,
 
Vigilante justice as it is,
No court or jury so it seems,
His innocence did yet dismiss,
Among the mob their screams,
 
The real heroes of the hour,
Not the captain from afar,
But, people of his town that shower,
With love their own, a shamed star,
 
Who knows, till time to prove it other?
How brave, heroic we would be,
Be it fathers, mothers, brothers,
Our own ships take to sea.©19/01/2012
 
 
 
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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/26/2012
So much fodder for the media, Jasmin; who knows the truth? Well done. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 1/23/2012
Ah the elusive truth. By the time the laywers for the captain and the cruise line spin it, the truth will vanish......until the captain writes his book. Patrick
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/20/2012
Alas, by his very own words, he skewers himself: "When the ship began to tilt, I tripped and fell overboard, and I landed right in a life boat!"

If only everyone on board had been as lucky.
Reviewed by jude forese 1/19/2012
in new york, he's referred to as "chicken of the sea" ...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/19/2012
I have to wonder with all the technology, satellites, GPS and such we have nowadays, how this type of tragedy could happen...most big ships are now run on auto-pilot, nothing for a crewmember to do but ride along...perhaps eventually all honesty & lies will eventually come out...e
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/19/2012
A very accurate take on how the press jumps on every news story and tries to bring out as much innuendo as they can. So many lately been vilified by the press. But, maybe it is always beenÖ Just a little longer when news traveled by word of mouth or as fast as a horse could ride or ship could sail.

Getting back to the ship. The truth may come out of the many accusations. The conversation between captains is telling, though.

Interesting poem.

Ron



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