A Caperton Lament


Oh! Where are the heroes of yesterday
Brave, tried and true
Men like Ward, Clement and Cloakey
Hawes, Sandor and Turco
Just to mention a few
Gone aboard the ship that sails
In our memories
Across the ages of time.

Her crew came from farms, cities and oceans
Untried, untrained they came
To a ship untested at sea
Miller formed a gallant crew
Who proved themselves
In World War II
Now he's aboard the ship that sails
In our memories
Across the ages of time.

Miller left his noble crew to
Carmichael and others down the line
Don't mourn their loss too deeply
Thay're aboard the ship that sails
In our memories
Across the ages of time.

The few of us who still remain
Remember the hell we saw
When we fought by their side
We recall those who have gone before
To the ship that sails
In our memories
Across the ages of time.

Don't rush us, shipmates, we're coming
Just toss us a heaving line
We'll come aboard to be with you
On the ship that sails
In our memories
Across the ages of time.

Harry S. Dalton
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