Maurice Harris

Rookie - 122 Points (29 April 1971 / Louisville, KY)

The Harbor Of 'Pearls' - Poem by Maurice Harris

Deviously plotted by cowards, for nearly one full year,
Intended was it, to instill in us, crippling fear!
This certainly was not the effect that was brought,
In fact, this is seen as the ONLY reason we fought!

A wise, yet, adversarial Admiral said this, upon our involve:
'We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve'
Now, and evermore, a Tomb AND a memorial, to those, perished-
These were men of honor, whose lives shall always be cherished!
Men like Dorie Miller, who fought bravely, as did the rest of the fleet;
Lo that 7 December 1941, a day truly, which shall 'live in infamy'!

Each year, upon that dreadful day's poignant remembrance,
Flags, at half-staff may be seen, throughout our vast expanse!
Always be mindful, this was the genesis for 'The Greatest Generation'-
One that saved from destruction, far more than just OUR nation!

Maurice Harris,7 December 2009

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, December 7, 2009

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