NaPoWriMo Day 7

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.

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