The Spirit of Yorktown



The Spirit of Yorktown

"If you get out honorably
(combat vet or not),
no matter where you go
or what you do,
you'll almost always
find another veteran there...
and a brother with a bond
the rest will never understand."-

      Jarred W. Browning (my dad)

spirit in the creaking deck
beneath these black
and bloody combat boots
we feel the force
of Lafayette
to ride above
the flames of youth

we stare into the stars
at sea    hearing stories
echo in the wind
of crews who served
so gallantly
when vicious blows
came crashing in

now to the front line
of our time
we keep the sacred vow
prepared to live and give
or die
for the torch of freedom
on our bow

Cannes, France 87

Intro Image
- USS Yorktown CG-48 Standard Publicity Photo                
  Empact Image - "Shipmates Never Die" by Robert Matson

Play "Spirit of Yorktown" recited by Jerry Browning

Jerry Browning  - Poet, Songwriter
Iowa, United States

Jerry has been writing poetry and songs since 1977.  If you're a voice actor and would like to do a rendition of this or another poem, feel free to do so and contact him at the link below

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