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The Lovely Cruise

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The Lovely Cruise

(Lyrics for Peter White's "Life's Story")

Life can be a cruise, a lovely cruise.
There’s no time to lose. Don’t delay this voyage.
Life can be a cruise, so come and take my hand.
We will leave dry land and sail out onto the sea.
The aqua waves are spilling brilliant diamonds,
for the sun I love is out there glittering…. prettily.
We’ll be drifting on those ocean waves.
To the left or to the right, 
                      we will sail both day and night.

Farther out we’ll go, with so much to see
and so much to do. How I want to go with you!
Life can be a cruise, so come and take my hand;
we will leave this dreary land, so please, dear, come. . . 
Beneath our boat, the ocean teems with splendid life -
a life that flashes light and color radiantly.
What do you say? Will you come to where the dolphins play?
We will splash into the sea. Like the dolphins we will be free.
Come sail with me. . . Come sail. .  Come sail with me.

Interlude (about 30 seconds of the smooth jazz instruments)

Life can be a cruise, a lovely cruise,
but there will be times that the course won’t be so smooth.
There is nothing that we cannot weather!
If we both have love and trust in one another,
then we can face the storms together. . . always together;
we’ll stand strong together.
Come sail with me out to the deep. Deeply we will love. 
Let’s take life’s cruise out to the horizon. . . 
Come sail with me. . . Come sail. . . Come sail with me.

*This is for the contest of Craig Cornish. Hear the beautiful melody of this 
song on Youtube!

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  1. Date: 9/2/2014 7:44:00 AM
    Ah ha a very uplifting song Andrea! Life is a cruise n sailing together in love wow! Congrats on huge win!

  1. Date: 9/2/2014 5:27:00 AM
    I enjoyed this analogical write, congrats. Andrea

  1. Date: 9/1/2014 7:48:00 PM
    Dear Andrea, Just as you describe with the "dolphins," there is such a playful atmosphere on cruises. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/1/2014 6:13:00 PM
    It sounds like you have sailed? Nice job Andie. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/1/2014 2:41:00 PM
    Ah Andrea, so you're the cruising gal! This one was fun with the clever analogy and it flowed well with the music, thank you! BTW in response to below, Christopher Cross "Sailing"

  1. Date: 9/1/2014 2:16:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrea. I would love to sail with you too.

  1. Date: 9/1/2014 1:58:00 PM
    congratulations Andrea it is no surprise to me that you won with this piece.

  1. Date: 9/1/2014 1:50:00 PM
    Fantastic! Great write....Wonderful piece from a great poetess..Congrats on your win....On your comment on King Death-Don`t worry,My prayer is that you spend the rest of your life in good health,opulence and abundant joy;and to stay up to 120yrs...hahaha..don`t doubt it friend...

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 7:50:00 AM
    What great images and emotions, sailing away to the horizon with the one you love. This is absolutely dreamy.

  1. Date: 8/10/2014 1:30:00 AM
    Lovely write Andrea as always ..:) sweet and like the images and more the feelings..:) sorry been away.:) thanks for your drops and sorry for this late reply.:( but I want you to know am home!! Phil!! :D yey!///

  1. Date: 8/7/2014 4:21:00 PM
    That was incredible! I can see those dolphins on the rolling waters and smell the salty sea.

  1. Date: 8/7/2014 1:19:00 PM
    Don't know the title of the song so can't hear it..Reads like a winner to me..Way to go..Sara...Thanks for stopping by my blog..Soup Mail soon.

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 8/8/2014 12:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've put the title of the music this is written for, right at the top above my poem
  1. Date: 8/7/2014 10:04:00 AM
    A lively invitation - who could resist. Love, daver

  1. Date: 8/7/2014 9:59:00 AM
    OK, call me crazy, but the song "Come FLy With Me" by Frank Sinatra (did I even get the title & singer right?) kept butting in while I read your wonderful lyrics. I really loved your 5th line, the description there & you got me smiling with the next line, of course sun will glitter for you! I have never been on a cruise, but you make me want to join one now-- I don't know the song that inspired this (my connection majorly sucking now, email tom) but I think you did a great job, sweetie!

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 8/8/2014 12:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes, I think sinatra kind of inspired me too and I think there is some song out there that says Sail away with me, but not sure. the song is at the top of the poem, Sweetie.
  1. Date: 8/6/2014 8:16:00 PM
    Love your lyrics Andrea, I can hear the music in my head, that is a sign of harmonious thoughts caused by you and your musical pen xxx

  1. Date: 8/6/2014 7:25:00 PM
    so uplifting and inspiring Andrea great pen gl in contest hugs

  1. Date: 8/6/2014 5:09:00 PM
    I have been on one cruise and really enjoyed it. So much of life is not a pleasure cruise. Good use of a metaphor here! Good luck in the contest! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 8/6/2014 2:13:00 PM
    Lovely, Andrea...haven't had a chance to check this out yet, but you have written a beautiful lyric. I checked out your friend you recommended; really like her work and hope to read more.

  1. Date: 8/6/2014 11:03:00 AM
    might as well be a songwriter, andie... you sail away with your melodious images!.. will try to do one; haven't heard this on youtube.. huggs

  1. Date: 8/6/2014 4:43:00 AM
    FSuch beautiful words..Ow to sail against the winds with a destination to nowhere.To sail across oceans and horizons away from the burdens of everyday ...This is magical.I love to swim and splash with those dolphins.This is dreamy dear.

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