Saturday, May 20, 2006
Poetry: Ship at Sea
Ship At Sea
Old John Henson went to sea.
He took his old dog, his wife and me.
I had never been on the sea before …
I went straight to my cabin and shut the door.
I thought I would be fine, but I was wrong.
Boy, did that night ever seem long!
I felt all green and sick inside …
I thought I’d feel better if I just went to hide!
But soon I was well and back out in the sun.
That’s when I really started having some fun.
I saw a mean shark and also a whale …
And Old John Henson even offered me some ale!
The breeze felt good and the sun did too.
The whole time I was there, I didn’t wear a shoe!
We sat around the fire, watching the soup brew …
Me, John, his wife, the dog and the whole ship crew.
We all worked hard cleaning the deck …
Then we had to wait for John Henson to check.
We all worked hard and at great length …
And that’s how I got to gain all of my strength.
Then it got fierce and we ran into a storm.
Oh, how we wished that it would get warm!
We fished over the side, waiting for a catch …
And then we all went down inside of the hatch.
I got up the next morning and the storm had gone by.
I looked up and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.
Then I turned around and I saw land …
I ran over and grabbed Old Johns’ hand.
He looked at me with a smile on his face.
He said that we had found Gods’ grace.
He smiled again and said, “We’re home.”
“Home,” I said, “Home sweet home.”
You have great musical talent ~~ is
there anything you can't do?
Thanks for your comments and I got
over the raking in time for the next lot. Take care, Merle.
I totally enjoyed reading all the blogs on "You Know you were a little girl in the 70's when."
Totally brought back many fond, very old memories of my childhood!
I loved moon-boots!!
I'm guessing there isn't anything you can't do. You are so talented.
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