The Superintendent

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Hardened men,

with hands strong as stokers shovels

and hearts as big as houses,

they still remember him.

 

His kindness,

his fairness, 

an innocent honesty

his unswerving sense of duty.

 

The Fisherman’s widow,

the orphaned child,

their men folk lost at sea,

who first laid eyes on his kind face

and heard dreaded words by his hushed voice,

though never saw their beloved again.

They still remember him.

 

Scattered ashes

on wretched wreathes,

rise and fall against the hull.

From bone to salt,

thats how the fishers go.

 

The Superintendent of The Fishermen’s Mission,

who stood rock solid on a wind blown deck

and sent many fine men to Davy Jones,

today, he is bent by a gentler breeze,

that ceaseless sweep of time.

 

His memories now scattering.

 

Slowly,

he falls out of love with his past,

but that past will always be loved,

by those he loved

and showed love to.

 

Hardened men

remember him,

their children

remember him,

stood tall on the deck of life. 

 

A Superintendent of The Fishermen’s Mission.

◄ Sons of Leicester

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Wolfgar Miere

Wed 14th Sep 2016 09:32

Scottydotti,

many thanks for reading and taking time to comment.

David.

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scottydotti

Tue 13th Sep 2016 20:41

loved this memories of a treasured heart who touched many a broken soul deeply

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Wolfgar Miere

Sun 11th Sep 2016 16:35

Thanks Stu,

based on my father who was a Superintendent of the "Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen"

David.

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Stu Buck

Sun 11th Sep 2016 13:06

a lovely portrait of a proper time

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Wolfgar Miere

Sat 10th Sep 2016 09:16

There are moments and images that burn into memory.

Thanks elP.

David.

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elPintor

Sat 10th Sep 2016 02:36

Such a fatherly love, strong and unrelenting to the storm..such is what he expects of the men he commands. The memory of him remains unfettered by modern conscience.

elP

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