Day 3 – A Sailor True Am I (Sea Shanty)

Today’s prompt: Write a sea shanty. A what? A sea shanty – you know, the songs sailors used to sing, with a good strong beat as they performed their monotonous daily tasks, pulling and tugging, heaving and huffing. Oh… Alright… Well, I have my doubts but I’ll give it a try…

A Sailor True Am I

by Angel Dawson

My future awaits me upon the wild seas,

A gale in the sails is naught but a breeze.

Waves crashing and dashing are merely a tease

As my maiden sails over the waters.

Heave-ho! Heave-ho! A sailor true am I!

Heave-ho! Heave-ho! A sailor-blue am I!

The curve of her bow in the sun’s setting light,

Sends my heart all a-flutter with total delight.

No two-legged maiden, though she hold me tight,

Could keep me from my seaborne lovely.

Heave-ho! Heave-ho! A sailor true am I!

Heave-ho! Heave-ho! A sailor-blue am I!

With blue skies above me, blue waters below,

Horizons that beckon wherever I go,

My True Love’s the ocean and this I well know

As the love of my life guides me yonder.

Heave-ho! Heave-ho! A sailor true am I!

Heave-ho! Heave-ho! A sailor-blue am I!

About One Day Closer To My Dream Life

Hi, I'm Angel, and I'm so glad you stopped by. Although Life took me down another road, since childhood I have loved writing and the power of language to evoke feelings and memories, to communicate with the hundreds of people we come into contact with and build relationships with along the way, and to impart ideas with. It's high time that I reunite with my old pleasure and passion, and start writing down all those words that are rushing around aimlessly in my head, jostling with each other to be heard. Sometimes we most fear doing what we love most in case it doesn't work out as we hope, but sometimes we just need to take that chance regardless! Who knows, maybe those words and plots and characters will take me on a journey that others will get to share with me, and lead me one step closer to living my dream life... I hope so!
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