Frank Ian Bowen

Rookie (23 May 1952 / Portsmouth, England)

Biography of Frank Ian Bowen

A nearly 60-something, going on 23 fella driven by life's emotions, and its ups and downs. 5 years at sea,30 more as a fire officer and now working on the safety side of things in the oil and gas industry. Most of my writings were done in the ealier part of the 21st Century when emotions were raw and the pen provided escape. Amazed myself by the variety of topics, all from every day life as I travelled, and searched my inner self. Updates

A Sailor's Dream

I gazed in awe at this beauty in wood,
in the soft morning light she suited my mood,
mellow in colour, soft browns and golds,
and I wondered what stories about her are told.
Are there battles involved, or journeys afar?
Pirates and cut-throats from which she has scars?
Were there sailors and merchants at the foot of her masts?
Has she tasted the sea? Faced terrible draughts?
Or is she really just there as a sight?

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