Along with stories, I have for most of my life, enjoyed writing poetry. Some ok, some bad, some terrible, and once in a long while, a winner. You be the judge, and please leave constructive feed back.

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Man From The Sea

A Man From The Sea

A salute, my friend
To all the men
That cast their lot upon the sea
To all who dare
To go out there
To pit their strength against the deep

From days of old
When men so bold
Rode ships of wood across the brine
Till modern days
And newer ways
Find men that ride in ships of iron

A tempest there
Is never fair
And ever leaves you shaken
The storms you’ll fight
Throughout the night
And un-rested you’ll awaken

I’ve ridden out storms
And fought the sea
A slave against its master
And Davey Jones
Will claim his own
But friend, I was the faster

So now I stand
Upon the land
And look back on my travels
The sea was a fiend
A brother, a friend
Then suddenly a rival

(c) 1991 James L. Frady