And speaking of news, today our prompt (optional, of course) is another oldie-but-goodie: a poem based on a news article.
Hero or Failure? arlene s bice
acting US Naval Secretary Thomas Modly,
filling the shoes of his fired predecessor,
still new to the job, pointed an angry finger
at Captain Brett Crozier, seasoned commander
of the USS Theodore Roosevelt on the job
for the same length of time, showed wisdom
as his boss did not
to save the lives of 4,000 sailors from the rapidly
spreading COVID 19 disease by bending a rule
the sailors cheered, showing love & respect for
the brave Captain who risked a career to save them
Modly, using profanity, revealing his intelligence level
accused the good captain of being too naïve or too stupid
to command a ship (or saving the lives of his men)
because his email was leaked (good move, Cap)
boarded the ship without a skipper and again, he
ranted a profanity-heavy diatribe about their former
Captain, the one they had chanted their admiration for
to show gratitude that he was looking out for their lives
not caring about embarrassing the politicals
Modly dressed them down for cheering their Captain
he said stop complaining it made the Navy look weak
after all, the ship was the real importance
Modly was told to apologize, or else . . .
he did, to the Captain, his family and the entire crew
of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
a new US Naval Secretary has been appointed.