July 20, 2022

A Sailor's Lament


.."Long ago I was a Sailor

I sailed the Ocean blue

I knew the bars in Singapore...

The coastline of Peru.

I knew well the sting of salt spray,

The taste of Spanish wine,

The beauty of the Orient...

Yes, all these things were mine

But I wear a different hat now,

Jeans & T-shirts too

My sailing days were long ago...

With that life I am through

But somewhere deep inside of me...

The sailor lives there still

He longs to go to sea again,

But knows he never will

My love, my life, is here at home,

And I will leave here never

Though mind and body stay ashore...

My heart's at sea forever"..


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