Kodiak, AK Lodge News

District No. 0340

A Poem by John Gibbons

Benny Benson
Where the smoky sea rolls westward
From the Banks of Albatross
Past the Trinities and Gedmidies
Where the surging whitecaps toss,
Past Foggy Cape and Sutwik
Neath Veniminoff’s sullen frown,
There the birthplace of our hero,
A man of great renown.
Near the age-old port of Chignik
Where he gained his vale of tears,
He found the strength and courage
To sustain him through the years.
May this spirit forged by hardship
Tempered tough by willawas,
Remain with our friend, Ben Benson
Throughout his earthbound pause.
John Gibbons

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