This Poem was Submitted By: Jackie Ray Kays On Date: 2001-03-11 18:32:41 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Ode to the Crew of: Lady be Good

On a windy day six decades ago,  they spread their wings and sailed  across the African desert,  across the deep blue Mediterranean  and dropped their bombs on their enemy,  creating a deadly fire glow.  On returning they lost their way  and ran out of fuel, forced to bail  out they drifted one by one  to the hot desert floor far below.  The crew of nine marched over the  desert sand, in search of salvation,  but it was not to be.  Each crew member valiantly tried his best,  but each perished in his aganzing quest.  The howling winds blew the drifting sands  day in and day out, covering and uncovering  the mysteries of the decades past.  Sixteen years went by before the  Lady be Good was found at last.  Nine heroic American Airmen fought  and died for this great land.  May their spirits soar with eagles,  and their principles forever stand.  And may they be remembered as long  as the wind blows across North Africa’s  hot desert sand.   

Copyright © March 2001 Jackie Ray Kays

Additional Notes:
This poem maybe late coming, but it's well meant.

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