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Old Man Of The Sea

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sewasham
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The Old Man of the Sea
Is long said to be
The ruler of all oceans fair

And sailors all know
For fair winds to blow
They’d best show respect to him there

The Old Man of the Sea
Quite ancient is he
Dwelling far down in the deep

When he gets a notion
To stir up the ocean
No sailor had better dare sleep

He rants and he raves
And churns up the waves
While seamen hold tight to their ropes

When he quiets down
And loses his frown
Their fears are replaced with their hopes

Old seamen will say
You’d best keep away
If you are not one to believe

Or you’ll quickly sink
Right into the drink
And never again will you leave

The Old Man of the Sea
Most definitely
Rules over his watery domain

Those with a doubt
Will quickly find out
And under the seas they’ll remain

When sailing the brine
Heed these words of mine
Don’t ruffle a single sea feather

And then the old guy
Might let you slip by
And bless you with fair sailing weather

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1 posted 06-04-2017 11:49 PM       View Profile for Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Bravo!  It's a pleasure you read your poetry again.

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Pleased to meet you A wonderful tale from start to finish ~ Enjoyed muchers ~ Alana
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3 posted 06-05-2017 07:26 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Arrre Matie, that were a fine piece of poetry you wrote there! Welcome to the Big Blue Sea, hope you enjoy navigating these waters

[This message has been edited by Lori Grosser Rhoden (06-05-2017 09:25 PM).]

 
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