To Five Who Died at
Their Posts Below
Bailey S. Haynie sailed throughout World War II, and was on the SS Liberator when she was attacked by a U-boat.
He died in Baltimore on 28 January, 1995, at the age of 92. This poem is from the book "Convoy and other poems." Other similar poems can be read at the U S Merchant Marine web site.
To Five Who Died At Their Posts Below
Bailey S. Haynie
Out from Galveston, loaded deep
Through the Gulf-stream, up the coast,
South of the cape, dark, wild the night.
Then a flash that lights the sky
"Tanker exploded!"; How many
Daylight, and off toward the Sound
Offshore, too, on the starboard hand,
A numbing blast, and deadly still;
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