I was once a sailor man,
Young and proud.
With no fear of a restless sea,
On many a menacing day or night,
Steadfastly turned to face an ominous wind.
Pitch and roll,
Relentless and unforgiving.
Life and death below,
Forever dark and deep,
Waiting and hauntingly vigilant.
War and peril,
Were shadows that threatened,
From a distant horizon.
Oh restless waves I prayed,
Have mercy on the young and proud.
I was once a sailor man so many years ago,
Filled with youth, spirit and fire.
And on a lonely sea,
Deep into an endless night,
Too much time to think of what could be.
Jem © 2018
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