Nice poem, Thing. It had good flow, and brought back memories (YES! even us old sailors and scalawags had a childhood, yanno!) The poem seems to say that you've had a recent 'fall'. Are things working out for you now? I hope so.
Recently I've been writing on a similar bent. If you are a fellow parent, my only advice is to play with your children. It's the only way I've found to relive those memories. I enjoyed your offering and welcome to the club.