RMCM Doyle Lester Brazwell
Hold us a seat at Fiddler’s Green Braz
RECALLED TO DUTY – THE ETERNAL VOYAGE!
Bon Voyage to those who’ve set sail ~
We bid them farewell as we man the rail.
Let us be Joyous and let us not weep ~
For those who have now crossed over the deep.
When a Sailor’s last roll call is made ~
His final embarking shant be delayed.
So lower the Colors, let them be furled ~
Each time a Sailor disembarks this world.
The crew onboard in Heaven awaits ~
The Eternal reunion of their shipmates.
They’ll be welcomed home by those onboard ~
Moored in peaceful waters with the Lord.
As he approaches, he’ll call “Ahoy! The ship!” ~
Now in safe harbor, an Eternal trip.
Then he’ll hear “Sailor on deck! Hoist the flag!,” ~
“Help him get settled! Help stow his seabag!”
Be it known that it’s a Divine remand ~
To ship in Heaven, ye Seafaring Man.
On permanent station forevermore ~
Peaceful duty for Veterans of war.
And when he’s weighed anchor for the last time ~
We’ll Honor his memory so sublime.
We’ll all reminisce and hoist a brew ~
In a Toast of Honor to the crew.
4 thoughts on “RECALLED TO DUTY – THE ETERNAL VOYAGE”
I pray the gates of heaven ope n wide for you.
Wonderful piece! Fair winds and following seas Shipmate, until we meet in Fiddlers Green!!
Very well done!
I’ve decided to adopt it as well to be read as my final orders are being executed!