An Old Lady of The Sea
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She’s a century old and a beautiful lass
Who, by far has outlived other girls in her class.
Anchored high on a bluff, Over-looking the bay,
She’s a proud paragon of the ships of her day.
Now retired from the sea, she still takes on a crew
When some guests climb aboard for an evening or two.
Her history’s obscured, But her boarders suspect
That they’ve seen her old captain Keep watch on the deck.
He keeps a tight ship, as one visit will tell
And he tends to look after His night guests as well.
Two eagles are seen every day, soaring by
Like the sentinel wings of a vigilant eye.
Her terminal voyage stretched four-thousand miles
Which had more than surpassed all her previous trials.
This seafaring giant has ceased to set sails,
But she holds a life’s treasure of untold tales
Copyright © William Tatum | Year Posted 2020
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