A little over a week ago, Captain Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie had a stroke. Capt. Phil and many other crab fishermen in Alaska are a part of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. I LOVE THAT SHOW! But I learned the most saddest thing a few nights ago. Capt. Phil had died because of the stroke. I wrote a poem in dedication. Here it is:
Oh Captain, My Captain: A dedication to Capt. Phil Harris (1956-2010)
February 10, 2010
When the sad sad news rang across the air into my ears,
I was surprised to not find tears.
I had just found out that Capt. Phil was dead,
and my surprise was so strong it filled his beloved Bearing Sea with red.
On the boat Capt. Phil was careful with life,
especially his sons he’d cut the ropes away with a knife.
The ‘Brothers’ of the Bearing Sea will rally and unite,
because losing a ‘Brother’ is just something they cannot fight.
I wish I could go back in time to prevent Capt. Phil from doing the bad stuff, but that would be impossible because he’s just way to tough.
Although Capt. Phil has passed away,
his life and legacy are here to stay.