Shredded Water

Facing the tempest, My feet clamber onto bulkheads, Ship rocking in her wavy bed, Gun grease soaking all, Cocking back I unload with furry, Shredding water in historic victory, Smoke floats exploding, Cheering in the background, Dark cloudy sky, Shadowing our war visage, Cloaking us in obscurity, Each round a testimony to our dedication, Ending…

The Whale

In Northeastern woods I walk, The trails lay miles behind me, Each step a journey towards my manhood, Each step a victory toward my warrior status, Each journey a vision matching my sailor heritage, Sailors blood pumping through my veins, On seas of courage, Swimming with Krakens, Yelling in the face of the vicious misstress,…

On Our Way Home

One of my favorite photos, were in formation on our way home from the OIF & OEF war in 2003. Our ship participated in both theaters of operation. USS ANZIO CG-68 named after the Beach Head and Battle of Anzio in WWII that allowed the Allies to take foothold in Italy and move north to…

Lone Isle

Taking it step by step, Walking brick to brick, Rain pouring down, Drenched to the bone, Walking all alone, Looking back at all the shipwrecks, The waves crashing against rocky shore, Only survivor of countless tragedies, Cursed and wandering alone, On lonely shores, As gull and crab pick over the discards, Sailors heart torn, No…

Slip Apart

Thinking about you, Sitting in the corner, In the dark, Thinking Thinking about, Thinking about, Thinking about, Thinking about you baby, Baby, Thinking about you, Thinking about you, Come dance this night away, As we think of each other, This lazy May day, May Day, calling in SoS, Save us, save us, save us, Save…

Sharks and Fish

Sorrow leans on the bottom of the ocean, Tears weeping against foreign shores, Destructive waves hitting wall after wall, Ships flowing on her seductive glossy surface, Made up with myth and treasure, Loaded down in the holds, Are her majestic treasures, Sunk to the bottom of the ocean Sorrow leans on the bottom of the…

SUDDEN INSPIRATION

I started by covering a Monster Energy Drink in paint to see if the design would transfer over to paper for a bit of creative fun. It worked and I saw this scene come to life in my mind’s eye and had to paint it.

GREAT WHITE SHARK

(A true story. As we were crossing the Atlantic back to the USA a Great White Shark decided to race us.) I once saw a Great White Shark, It swam with grace and an occasional arc, It swam with great speed, Our cruiser could barely compete, With the grace and awesomeness, It felt as if…