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Dead Reckoning

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Dead Reckoning

I can close my eyes and see it again
Caribbean blue of the ocean at dawn
Sailor old sailor, follow your dreams
Tears in your eyes as you keep moving on

As a wild young man I set out to sea
Lured by its' mysteries and charms
Hands on the helm, run with the wind
In search of a young woman's arms

She was a woman like none I had known
A lover, a sailor, a friend
Alone on deck, I gaze at the stars
I hear her voice in the wind

Days turned to weeks, weeks turned to years
Sailing from port to port
Though I planned to return, it can never be
Life on the sea is so short

Following the stars, I've finally arrived
The lights of the harbor in sight
I know she'll be there as she always is
Haunting my dreams every night.

Copyright © Vince Suzadail Jr.

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  1. Date: 10/12/2012 5:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured this week. I enjoyed your well-written poem of love and the sea.

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 2:46:00 PM
    Didn't know you are an old sailor, Vince. This is vintage old sailor stuff, done in your usual fine manner. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 5:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Vince. Hope all is going well for you these days. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 7:34:00 PM
    Hi Vince! Hope you're well...congratulations on your featured poem this week. Always, Annalise