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When The Boat Comes In 2

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Just a whimsical verse or two written while sitting in my favourite spot overlooking the port and sea.


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When The Boat Comes In 2

Sinbad and Columbus nautical
Miles from home 
Their flotilla of frigates
Sea sailed flags, flown 
Compulsorily becalmed
Roped to steadfast bollards
Wharf bound

Red, green marine, sea blue scene 
Maritime, party time, home time 
Shore leave, can't leave, must leave 
When the ship horn sounds
Sirens and mermaids waiting 
Can't stand too long on 
Unwaving ground 
  
Ask the pilot, for the plot
Cards for money lost the lot
Ladies with port light windows
Sailor's take comfort
What happens, stays on land

Red, green marine, sea blue scene 
Maritime, party time, home time 
Shore leave, can't leave, must leave 
When the ship horn sounds
Sirens and mermaids waiting

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  1. Date: 11/19/2013 8:27:00 AM
    Good shore eave, Gary. daver

    austin Avatar daver austin
    Date: 11/19/2013 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    whoops - shore leave.
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 11:42:00 PM
    A great read. I like the way some of your lines just slide along. Great stuff.