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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 :)
A SALUTE TO CAPT. PHILAnother 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.