This brilliant, funny as hell poem comes to me from FURRYCOLT’S bear 411 page. Reprinted here with permission:
The wonderful love of a beautiful maid,
The love of a staunch, true man,
The love of a baby, unafraid,
Have existed since time began.
But the greatest of loves,
The quintessence of loves,
Even greater than that of a mother,
Is the tender, passionate, infinite love,
Of one drunken marine for another.