This poem was written in 1975, and hidden away for 39 years.
At that time there was no avenue for anything that referred to same sex love.
It was written in a loose iambic pentameter, octave rhyme, as a form of cloaking the subject matter. It was written as a catharsis and for an English class -- the Professor rejected it.
It is a story poem of disaster on a Navy ship, and the display of spiritual love of one man for another.
It is being told by myself. It is what I saw. IT IS NOT EROTICA.
And please, please review it. Good, bad or otherwise. Sorry it doesn't offer zero for a rating. I'm Zero.
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Published November 10, 2013
by Zero Mandingo (j.r. bowles).
Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction.