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I wrote a little poem for Capt. Phil.  I have been searching for a way to come to terms with his untimely passing so I could begin healing.  It seems strange that someone I never had the chance to meet could impact my life that strongly. From the day I read about his passing until now, all I could do was cry at the mention of his name.  He truly was a remarkable man & will always be remembered.  Anyway, enough of my blathering, here is the poem & I hope you enjoy :)



Another day begins, fresh and new.

But someone’s missing, it’s you.

Capt. Phil Harris is your name,

And the world doesn’t seem the same.


You won us over with your wit and charm,

And we fans constantly prayed that God would keep you from harm.

In your first brush with death, it seemed those prayers were answered,

And we were delighted when you returned to the Captain’s chair.


The love you felt for your sons was evident in your eyes,

Not even under all the blustering could it be disguised.

They returned that love I believe,

Even as they committed your ashes to the Sea.


From the first time you were glimpsed in the hunt for the Big Valley,

You showed us a side of Bering Sea crabber that only existed in mythology,

That you guys feel pain & sorrow just like us,

When a fellow fisherman is lost.


The time for healing is now here,

And every memory we have of you becomes more dear,

Let every hand lift a Duck Fart & salute you,

Our Dear Captain Phil.


Michelle Hammond

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Comment by DucHuyDo on July 19, 2011 at 2:00am
Love it.Miss him badly
New season of deathliest catch coming to Asia this August. Let see how the boys cope with the lost of their old man
Comment by Michelle Hammond on July 16, 2011 at 3:34pm
Thank you all for your kind words :)
Comment by Bianca on July 13, 2011 at 4:51am

I love it Michelle,

We all miss him bad! In our <3 4-ever


Stay safe XO

Comment by Helen Jenkins on July 11, 2011 at 9:13pm
That's an awesome poem. I miss Phil too :(
Comment by ileana alvarez on July 6, 2011 at 8:55pm

wow words can not  express the sadness that i still feel over the loss of the me is unreplaceble regardless who sits on his chair,those are too big of a shoes to fill.....god bless him where ever he is n also bless sis sons that misses him..


Comment by mary bullard on July 6, 2011 at 8:23pm
Very beautiful Michelle!!! I miss Phil too :(
Comment by Mary Beth on July 6, 2011 at 8:10pm
Love it Michelle, and very fitting for our beloved captain.
Comment by Jeriann on July 6, 2011 at 4:41pm
Very beautiful and touching.  Thanks for sharing.
Comment by katoneill on July 6, 2011 at 3:14pm
that was beautiful michelle i love it
Comment by Shirley Jenkins on July 6, 2011 at 1:45pm
This tribute shows the love and loyalty you felt for this blessed Captain. He captured all of our hearts and we shall never forget him.

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