A Personal Letter to the USS Nitro (AE-2)

The words flowed from my pen so very easy I would guess that many a young sailor had much affection for the ships that carried them over many seas.


I think about her quite often
some nights I even dream about her.
I remember how she took care
of me during the war.

She would always welcome me
back when I left her.
For short periods of time
and she knew that I always
looked forward to seeing her again.

Coming back to her sometimes
in the late hours of the day
when she came into my view
I felt a security a sense of protection.

When I finally left her in the Pacific,
I was glad that I was going home in once piece
but I left her with a sense of sadness
and I along with many others will remember
her for taking such good care of me.



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