Braveheart in the Bahamas

Tom from Maine By Tom from Maine, 16th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Kyle Bruner was the victim of a senseless crime in the Bahamas. The Bahamian people were shocked and ashamed and are all great people. The murderers were found and brought to justce within 48 hours. This is a true story.

Braveheart of The Bahamas

“Braveheart of The Bahamas”

He walked the streets of Nassau town
A sailor born to roam,
Exploring worlds, loving life,
Each port became his home.

Raised to lend a hand or fist
To help anyone in need.
In dark he made his final turn
No warning sign to heed.

Two women and another man
Were accosted near the D & D.
Innocent, they had believed
That Nassau streets were free.

Some men will run to live again,
Others stand and fight.
Braveheart chose the latter path
His last decision that night.

A single shot put Braveheart down
They saw the shooter/coward flee.
His friend held tight to staunch the flow
D & D had ignored his plea.

There was little time, then none at all
To save this brave young sailor.
Bleeding out on a Nassau street
Darkness became dawn, yet paler.

The town moved quickly, yet while they moved
Another fell that night.
All Bahamians shared collective grief
These senseless crimes weren’t right.

Each life on earth has value same
Whether native son or daughter,
Or a sailor from another land
To a mother, it doesn’t matter.

Braveheart is gone, his spirit remains
In the hearts and minds of others;
Policemen, ministers, friends and neighbors,
Grieving fathers and mothers.

We must now move to change Nassau’s streets
Vengeance and hate breed more.
Instead, let’s join to make life safer
On Nassau’s friendly shore.

Braveheart will not see it
As his family endures the pain.
Let us make a promise that
He did not die in vain.

For Kyle Bruner;
January 16, 1979---May 12, 2013
By Tom Crowley, Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships
And the schooner “Liberty Clipper”
May 15, 2013

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author avatar Christine Crowley
26th Jan 2014 (#)

Glad to see you on wikinut. I'll be following you!

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