He's a poet he's a picker he's a prophet he's a pusher
He's a pilgrim and a preacher and a problem when he's stoned
He's a walkin' contradiction partly truth and partly fiction
Taking every wrong direction on his lonely way back home

Livin' on the road, my friend
Was gonna keep you free and clean
And now you wear your skin like iron
And your breath as hard as kerosene

Weren't you mama's only boy
But her favorite one, it seems
She began to cry when you said, "Goodbye"
Sank into your dreams




Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line


Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Neptunus Lex: 1960-2012

Lex is gone.
http://www.susankatzkeating.com/2012/03/neptunus-lex-1960-2012.html?m=1

In his element.
Farewell, Captain.
Fair Winds and Following Seas to you.

4 comments:

Barco Sin Vela II said...

This is a very sad day for us all. Lex will be missed by all.

ORPO1 said...

Indeed he will Barco. By us all.

chief torpedoman said...

This hits hard. He made this old blackshoe feel at home on a brownshoe blog.

Buck said...

The grief is more than palpable throughout the milblogging community. I've never seen anything like it... ever.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)