Recently, I read a poem on a web – I had to share it. The author lives in Calaifornia
I am a 43 year old woman who doesn’t get star struck and hardly watches t.v., with a young son who keeps me busy.
But I was flipping channels one night and stumbled on the show (its premiere season) and became hooked from that point on.
I never liked fishing, but fell in love with the show- mainly due to Captain Phil.
It became the only night I watched t.v. and my family was hooked as well. That when he died I wept for days as if I knew him well.
He was a real person not trying to act or impress, and I think thats why so many people adored him- for his honesty and hard work.
So I wrote this poem to honor his memory, and just thought I would share it with you.
I loved him as if I knew him, and miss him and think of him often.
Did you ever think
That a man could be so loved
By a public who never met him?
With grace and courage
And a big loving heart
We fell in love with him
From the very start
He was humble and kind
And respected by many
He never changed his demeanor
Or his lifestyle for any
Phil Harris was his name
And fishing was his passion
In his captains chair, he did not care
That his hairstyle wasn’t in fashion
He loved to fish on the Bering Sea
with his beloved sons
and those fortunate enough to know him
know theyr’e the lucky ones
he never tried to be
something he was not
he worked very hard and taught us all
work hard for what you want
He left this earth several months ago
But his impact still remains
Although I still will watch the show
It will never be the same
I hope from Heaven he can see
The many lives he touched
The impact he left
We wont forget
Captain Phil we love you so much!
I can only speak for myself when I say
He touched my life in so many ways
everyone has their favorites
on the show “The Deadliest Catch”
but Phil was mine – the entire time
his character was unmatched.