, Gloucester, MA


September 21, 2013

Poets Corner: The Shack Is Back

Through raging storm and angered seas

Our Shack was thought to be destroyed

Memories would be saved by the pleas

From all the families united to employ

The Lobstermen and Craftsmen

Volunteers joined in hand and hearts to save

This landmark within our Cove

That will bring back families to work and play

The Shack is back from the labor of love

It has been rebuilt with compassion of many souls

We know in our prayers it will be protected from God above

Within the Promise land and streets of gold

Beyond the bend is a challenging sea

That can bring happiness and enjoyment to all

The Shack is back and we now must unite to rebuild

Our Sea Wall from the roaring tide’s echoed call

Peter A. Todd


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