USS CONSTITUTION SONNET 1798
Shall they be named, the monarchs of the sea,
Remind you of the lives not lost in vain?
The men and ships, now part of history,
When talked about will surely live again.
The CONGRESS, CONSTELLATION, CHESAPEAKE.
Three sister ships sail smart upon the tide.
A growing sense of self, no longer meek,
Three more fulfill a nation's new found pride.
The PRESIDENT'S great sails arc in the light.
UNITED STATES tall masts reach for the sky.
And CONSTITUTION, built with power and might,
Grows stronger still as time and tide pass by.
A ship will live when people know her worth.
And so she lives because of noble birth.