The Poem

My Dear Friends,

I cannot imagine

That I would be not there to share

Such a launch as this 

Ah, my neighbors never would I ever miss

So grand an opportunity 

To stand with you and reminisce

Through non-existent space and time 

Shoulder yours to shoulder mine

We are one community 

An inspiration ours to be

This day bravely setting sail 

As those ahead will tell the tale

And we in turn shall stand with them

When they in their time take the helm 

Bravely setting sail again

- Jack London

written by:

Doug Offenbacher, April 2018