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Captain Courageous
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TITLE (EDIT)
Captain Courageous
DESCRIPTION
This poem is about my older brother who is a retired Captain of the NYC Correction Dept.This is not another Rikers Island experience.It's about a man with an addiction who found the courage to enter rehab.I was going to send this poem to him but then I decided against it because I felt the beginning was a little negative.Please check it out and tell me what you think.
[597 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Spiritual
AUTHOR
David Daniels
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am a retired New York City Corrections Officer that is currently attending Nassau Community College. I am studying creatve writing, and I hope to make my living as a writer now that I'm retired.I am 41 years old and currently divorced and living in Long Island.
[April 2011]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (31)
Apparently, I've Gone Insane (Poetry) Just a pleasant little poem that came to me one night while listening to the radio. [296 words]
Brave Soldier (Poetry) A poem about love and war. [208 words] [Romance]
Day Of The Drunken One (Poetry) About 20 years ago I got engaged and my fiance and I threw ourselves a nice engagement party.I got totally wasted and made a complete asshole of myself.So I thought I'd write a poem about it. [424 words] [Relationships]
Feel The Blade (Poetry) This poem is about a young girl named Lisa Fernandez. She was an inmate at Rikers Island hospital. She was hospitalized because she took a 'shank' and cut herself up. [330 words]
Forever, I Will Always Love You (Poetry) This poem is dedicated to my partner in life,my best friend and the greatest woman I know, my wife Ann. [291 words]
God's Hands (Poetry) Okay,I know I said I was going to write poetry that was more positive.But when I feel sad I write and this poem reflects that. [280 words]
Happy Songs (Poetry) A poem about child abuse. [279 words]
Hoping For A Resurrection (Poetry) Just a poem that came to me about relationships.It seems when I write about relationships I always write about saying goodbye.This one is about a broken hearted person that still has hope. [250 words] [Relationships]
Hoping To Find Happiness Again (Poetry) Many years ago I was diagnosed with manic depression.These last couple of days I've been really feeling the effects of my illness.So I thought I'd write a poem about it. [543 words] [Psychology]
I Wish The Darkness Would Disappear (Poetry) Just a poem that can to me one night when I couldn't sleep. [487 words]
I'm Losing Control (Poetry) I spent many years suffering from the dark demons of depression.I wrote this poem during that time.Don't make me out to be a Devil worshipper or anything like that,it's just a poem that expresses the ... [245 words] [Horror]
In My Mind (Poetry) This is a poem written by my 17 year-old niece,Andrea.Her grandpa passed away from cancer last November.She wrote this poem in memory of him and read it at his funeral.I was so moved by the poem that ... [375 words] [Spiritual]
It Is Time To Say-Goodbye (Poetry) This is a poem about something we've all been through, breaking up with a loved one. [297 words] [Drama]
Junkie (Poetry) Another Rikers Island experience.This poem is about an inmate named Robert Ramirez. He was carried to the clinic one night by the riot squad where they handcuffed him to a bed because he was violent a... [395 words] [Crime]
My Brother Is Dead But I'm Doing Fine (Poetry) No need for words the poem speaks for itself. [375 words] [Psychology]
My Daddy (Poetry) This is a poem by the love of my life, my 8 year old daughter Daniela Jane,she wants to be a poet just like her dad.The piece was written word for word the only thing I corrected was the spelling. [114 words]
My Sad Little Boy (Poetry) A poem about the hardships of fatherhood and raising a son. [379 words] [Relationships]
My Sweet Daniela Jane (Poetry) A poem about the love of my life, my 8 year old daughter. [149 words]
One Heart (Poetry) I was taking a writing class at Nassau Community College and one of my class mates,a girl named Lenora,wrote an essay about how her heart belongs to Jesus.Her essay is what inspired me to write this p... [278 words] [Spiritual]
Separate Ways (Poetry) Another poem about how hard relationships can be especially if you love someone and they don't love you back. [371 words] [Romance]
Tales Of Tito: Essay Of An Inmate (Essays) Are you a fan of the movie,'Goodfellas?' Then check out this story about the life of a criminal named Tito. [2,718 words] [Crime]
Temporarily Misplaced (Poetry) Felt like writing a blues rock song.If any of you rock musicians want to use my lyrics in a song, don't plagiarize me!Just leave me a message in the review section and I'll get in touch with you.Hopef... [480 words]
The Game Of Life (Poetry) It took me a week to write this poem and I think it's one of my best.It's about the hardships of life,the difficult world we live in and the current events that surround us. [832 words] [Drama]
The Light Of Tomorrow (Poetry) I think I'm going to go in a different path and start writing poetry that's more positive.Even though I suffer with depression does that mean every poem has to be sad? This one is a start on that new ... [162 words] [Motivational]
The Mystery Of My Mind-Subtitle:The Things I've Tried (Poetry) I was just about to go to my son's baseball game when suddenly I stopped and sat down to write this poem.My wife thought I was crazy but what else can you do when you get an urge to write but write.Ne... [469 words]
The Preacher And His Friend (Poetry) I truly feel that this is one of the best poems I've ever written because it tells a story as well.However, because the poem tells a story, the sentences are rather long. So I hope the structure of th... [319 words] [Drama]
The Questions Of Love (Poetry) Questions we must all ask ourselves. [455 words]
The Smoke Inside You (Poetry) A poem about the fears I have about my wife's pack a day cigarette habit. [231 words]
Unanswered Questions (Poetry) Don't mind this one because I just wanted to see if I could write a poem with three consecutive rhyming words.So the poem might seem a little forced.I've been reading a lot of poetry on this website a... [340 words]
Wighead (Poetry) I went bald at the age of 20 and it devastated me.Then I did a stupid thing and went out and bought a toupee.Yep,that's right, I was a wig wearer.It was the most horrible time of my life.Can you imagi... [543 words] [Comedy]
Your Prison Cell (Poetry) Another Rikers Island experience.This poem is about an 19 year old inmate named Ralph Porter.I discovered him hanging in his prison cell one night while I was working the graveyard shift. [382 words] [Crime]
Captain Courageous
David Daniels

Standing at roll call
He's the Captain of the Guard
Little did anyone know
That life would get so hard

He's Mr.Official
It appears that there is nothing wrong
But that appearance
Would not last for long

Twenty years working in jail
Now it's time to retire
Little did anyone know
That the drink would become his only desire

Drinking to find the answer
Drinking while he's alone
Then the real problems would start
When he would return home

His wife would get angry
His teenage daughters would cry
But he wouldn't care
Because he needed the high

Perhaps it's his way of coping
Maybe he can't deal with stress
But the more he drank from the bottle
The more his life became a mess

Was it all those years working in jail
Or is it just the pain of life
Is it worth hurting your family
Is it worth losing your wife

Outside,no one had a clue
But inside you were losing the fight
Each day you took a drink
Even though you knew it wasn't right

You've worked hard for everything you have
And it seems like you have it all
But unfortunately you became addicted
And you were heading for a fall

But because of the love of your family
You now see what you must do
You must travel on the road to recovery
And your family will help carry you

Carry you to a place
Where you can fully recover
And learning to live without the drink
Is something you'll soon discover

You must learn to face your fears
And throw the bottle away
And make your home
A happy place where your family can stay

Your family knows that you're a survivor
We all know you can make it
You have to realize that when you drink
Your family hurts and they can't take it

But now you're in rehab
And we are all proud of you
Beating the addiction is something
We all know you can do

The family believes in you
We know you can beat it
We are all behind you
And we know you can defeat it

Defeat your addiction
Make yourself well again
And realize you don't have to be the enemy
Look around you and you'll find a friend

Because in the end
You'll always have your families love and affection
You'll be closer to the ones you love
And you'll have a deeper connection

And when you're out of rehab
There'll be times when you think of the high
But you'll always have the love of your family
To make sure you get by

Always know that the family is proud
Because we know you'll come out on top
You're a strong person
Someone who can't be stopped

We all know you can overcome your addiction
The bottle is something you can throw away
And the sun will shine again
And there will be brighter days

Many years you stood as a Captain
Enforcing the laws of jail
Now that you are on the road to recovery
We know you won't fail

But when you're tempted
For the drink you once loved
Ask God for strength
For he wiil be looking down on you from above

Seek out the love of your family
Because we'll always be there
We'll always love you
And know that we'll always care

For you are Captain Courageous
And you will win the fight
You will break through your darkness
And you will see the light

No longer will you need the bottle
Captain Courageous will survive
And you will stand on the highest mountain
In victory and happy to be alive

Captain Courageous has superhuman strength
He is powerful and strong
He will conquer his addiction
And he will do no wrong

He will become a better man
And he will look back on his sorrowful ways
And realize that the future
Will contain nothing but happier days

He has a heart of gold
And his will is made of stone
Always realize Captain that we love you
And you will never stand alone

But always remember Captain
There is only so much a courageous man can do
Always remember the love of your family
And that we'll always be there for you

      

 

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"a sad poem and a fine tribute to your brother. Nice to know he has a family who cares. A family who cares does matter in times of despair. I never had one but I have learned how to survive and I count on God, He is my everything and when families and people fail, He never does. I enjoyed this reading very much. Thank you for your lovely comments on my poems, David. Hugs, " -- Dri.
"I agree with Dri's review. But having lived, and barely survived an alcoholic spouse who allowed his drink to destroy his family beyond repair, but still refused to see. It is good that Captain Courageous has sought help, hopefully it is in time. And that he will be strong, with support of loved ones. I think this a postive supportive tribute. " -- mattie.
"To say this poem hit the nail on the head is an understatement. You captured him 100%. With the help of all of us he will make it. You did an excellent job David. You should be proud." -- Janis, Ginesville, GA.
"DAVID YOU ARE A VERY TALENTED MAN....YOU MADE THE TEARS COME OUT THAT I HAVE BEEN HOLDING BACK FOR MY BROTHER AND HIS FIGHT. I AM SURE OTHERS WILL USE YOUR WORDS FOR INSPIRATION AS WELL." -- JIM.
"Uncle David, that was a fabulous poem you wrote about my father. He is getting through this one step at a time and the help of his is making him even better. Thanks for all of your support. i love you" -- Andrea, Staten Island, NY.

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
June 2005
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