KEITH NESBITT - S A I L . A G A I N (1973)

Painting of Sail Again (acrylic on wood)



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Sail Again
My life has been,
like a ship out on the sea,
and with a good wind at my back,
it was the only place to be.

Though it was tossed or turned,
once a time or two,
many was the dusk sky red,
and the dawn a burning blue.
Following the waves that rolled,
in the still of equator's warm,
or where the arctic winds blow cold.

I weathered the many a storm,
and lived to sail again,
like a ship out on the sea,
and with a good wind at my back,
it was the only place to be.

I met a hurricane heading south,
while I was northward bound.
My compass was in doubt,
and I almost ran aground.

But I lived to sail again,
like a ship out on the sea,
and with a good wind at my back,
it was the only place to be.

I was carried by a torrent,
and marooned in foreign wars.
Then driven by a current,
to land on peaceful shores.

There I lived to sail again,
like a ship out on the sea,
and with a good wind at my back,
it was the only place to be.

The ocean I'd like to thank her,
for telling me to settle down,
and now I just live anchored,
in the shelter of a quiet sound.

Though I live to sail again,
like a ship out on the sea,
and with a good wind at my back,
it is the only place to be.

   
   
   
   
   
       

Copyright (c) 2007 Keith Nesbitt
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