30.            GUNNER

Equipped with flash jacket and gear
The rear gunner brings near
His naval aim.
It is a gunnery game
This thunders your name
To that of a distant fame
Because without the gunner
You are a passenger cruiser
And not a spiked rooster.
With a booster of flame
And they laughed, Ag shame
It is a chicken’s game
As the big boys see the fame.

12/05/2003