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Italian American Tribute to Captains
by Joanna M Leone
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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My love of the sea never leaves me. "Thank you" to all captains and friends who have taken me out on their boats as they brave the sea.


C     ourageously fights the winds and violent rythms of each wave,


           A ir and wind carries the salt of the sea, yet he wipes the salt quickly.

                       oints his compass fearlessly and protects       his passengers and crew every minute.                                                 

                                T  urbulent winds and uncertainty pounds against his windbreaker, yet he maintains his confidence with a silver shamrock and the St. Christopher medallion in his jean pocket.

                                                A rdent, blue eyes shine upon the horizon, as he dances with the sea.    

                                                                    I ntelligence, grace, and a sense of humor fills the summer night,

                                                                            N ever forget his love and dedication to the sea, as you embark on your adventure together, exploring the unkown,  watching the cascades of fireworks in the sky, or bringing you to the path of light near the light house.


My love of the sea will never leave me. Each time I ride on a boat on Long Island sound, I feel a surge of energy, freedom, and exhilaration.  The joy of bringing the cooler of beverages on the deck, the bronze suntan, laughter, and scent of the seafood and burgers in Port Jefferson, NY always makes me smile. The one thing for sure is that I always have time to say "thank you" to the friend, or should I say, "the fearless Captain" who gives the beautiful gift of spending a few hours at sea.


May St. Christopher, or the Saint of travel, keep all Captains safe.  I smile as I think of the excitement of being on a boat, especially when the captain brings such pleasure to the trip, with a sense of protectiveness.   May all boaters and captains be safe! You represent freedom and a hunger for adventure.






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Reviewed by Gene Williamson 4/29/2009
Thank you, Joanna, for this love affair with the sea.
As you know, I share that love, and your tribute to
Captains everywhere. Long may they sail! -gene.
Reviewed by John Domino 2/21/2009
I love this poem - then again I love the water!
Capt's are GREAT. How about a Major?
Reviewed by Joanna Leone 2/20/2009
message sent Fri. 2/20/09 2:33pm to Joanna Leone
from Judy Keefer

I think this is great!

It was good seeing you last night!

Your friend,

Judy Keefer
Milford, CT
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 2/19/2009
Very nice!! Two of my kids and their families are on a cruise this week and unlike you, I worry for their safety--your poem made me woryy less--but not much less. :)

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/19/2009
Oh how beautiful, gracious is the sea that keeps calling and drawing us closer....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Hobbs 2/18/2009
Hi Joanna
I wish I could share your enthusiasm for the sea, but I do very much enjoy your words. Cheers! Liz
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 2/18/2009
This is a beautiful dedication and tribute to all the captains out there.I enjoy reading it,take care

Reviewed by Anthony Hall 2/18/2009
Excellent tribute Joanna! I love the ocean and have enjoyed the breeze on my bald head, the crisp air in my lungs, the sting of spray on my face as the boat plunges forward cutting a swath through sea. Thanks to all brave Captains, may the wind always fill their sails!

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