The Sailboat Song

The Sailboat Song

Every time the tide comes in, it rocks us gently, oh so gently,

The sailboat lulls us to and fro.

We point the bow home, the wind at our backs,

All we need now is for the breeze not to slack.

Schools of fish run, then they bite on the hooks,

The next thing that we do is sell them to cooks.

Luck has been good, they’re chillin on ice,

Wetting a line is always a roll of the dice.

The distant ring of the bell on the buoy,

Makes us glad that fish don’t go “mooy”

Evening clouds gather, against the full moon,

Turn the tiller hard; we’ll be home real soon.

Eagles and gulls swoop this way and that,

Sure makes me glad that I’m not a cat.

Our mission is done; we sailed straight as a hawk,

Hatches are buttoned, lines tied to the dock,

Dinner is cooking in the galley below,

The sailboat lulls us to and then fro.

The coffee is poured, and the dishes are done,

Let’s crawl into bed, and have us some fun.

Rock me gently oh sweet sailboat to sleep,

I promise for now I won’t say peep.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

An interest fun-filled day on the water...sailboats are fun and poems about them are too! WB


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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

thank you ever so much Wayne. A few recent days on the sailboat inspired this one. I keep plugging along :)


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ahorseback 6 years ago

I keep trying to talk my wife into a sailboat , this sounds so nice, I remember sailing in older days and loved it, just the sounds of the wind. Nice poem.


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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

hello ahorseback, thank you for the nice compliment on my poem. Lucky for me I know a lot of people up here on the sailboat circuit so I don't need to "own" one. Less money down the hole ya know ;) lvh


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epigramman 6 years ago

... I can feel the motion and freedom from this lovely carefree piece. I live 100 feet away from Lake Erie here in Canada - and as you can imagine I love being by the water - I swim in it everyday from May to October - weather permitting - lol - and I am the richest man in the world (although no money in the bank) because I look at god's gift to us everyday - and speaking of gifts - you have quite a gift for writing - lucky you - lucky us!!!!


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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

Gosh, you're making me blush Epigramman. I keep honing my writing skills and Hubpages is a great place to do that. Lucky for me to have found it! The photo in this piece is one of my own that I took while on one of my sailboat races and the poem is a culmination of sailing and fishing trips kinda all rolled into one. Thank you for the most kind compliments, they inspire me to keep writing. ;) Lvh


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

This is so pretty! I jumped on your buttons! Keep on - writinginalaska!


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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

thank you so much Micky, i like the way you always jump on my buttons, makes me happy. have you read any others? do have a wonderful sunday. :)

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