A Plank Owner’s Poem

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A big thanks to Mike Young, U.S. Navy Vet, J.F.K. Plank Owner, who sent us this poem!

I can’t give much, I’m not a wealthy man…
But I will try to give what I can …
a little here A little there….
to bring My Ship back to where …
I can once again, walk Her decks…
Where People will come and strain their necks…
To see Her size and Her Glory…
And Us Old Shipmates can tell our stories…
I for one cannot wait…
To go aboard with My Shipmates…
So for this wonderful cause, I will give….
whatever I can for as long as I live …
I also hope, when She gets here ….
Although I do not live near…
I will come to help work on Her …
that’s a promise …. Yes sir…
Just let Me know, what I can do …
I would like to be part of the Crew…
Once again like the old days…
when We sailed on Her over the waves …
Although the Sea, She will ride no more …
it will be Great to have Her at shore ….
I hope You like this Poem I wrote…
I’ve written lots about My Old Boat ….
anyway Here’s My little bit…
I wish there was more, of it…
Thank You for all the time You spend…
To help save and preserve My Old Friend…

 


5 Responses to "A Plank Owner’s Poem"

  1. laurel powell-fowler Posted on July 26, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Wonderful poem. Does anyone know where I can get a plank owners certificate for the USS John F Kennedy CVA 67. Or did they give them in 1967 to the crew. My sons father BT1 Ronald W Fowler was a board when it was put into Commission in Newport News Virginia. Thank you for anyone’s help

  2. Bill Seeds Posted on February 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    I had thought the effort to bring cv 67 north had been lost…. can someone forward me some info.
    Thanks
    Bill Seeds
    1980 -1984

    • jfkri_admin Posted on February 10, 2015 at 2:06 PM

      Hi Bill,
      There was an effort in ME to bring it, that has been suspended and they have agreed to back the effort to bring it to RI. We are currently active in that multi-phase application to the Navy. For more details, please see our NEWS page and be sure to join our e-mail newsletter!

    • Melissa Posted on April 10, 2015 at 7:10 PM

      Bill seeds, maybe you know my dad. His name is Miguel cintron. He was there 1980-1984 as well.

      But I would also love information. I know my father would love the chance to get back on the ship to relive his memories. Please send any information. Thank you

  3. Patrick MacCarthy Posted on January 31, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Thanks, from a fellow plank owner from Navigation Division.

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