I am not sure if I ever posted this poem on CruiseMates. So, for what it is worth....
Somewhere so very far away
Afloat upon a tranquil sea,
There is a ship upon the waves,
A ship that has a place for me.
I feel the ocean in my sleep.
It calls me gently in the night
With echos on the midnight breeze
Where myriad stars reflect their light.
I know that I was only born
To dwell and work upon the land,
But still I feel a yearning need
To stroll on shores of tropic sand.
I know that I must cruise again
There in the place my heart most craves.
Once more my feet shall feel the deck,
And then I'll dance upon the waves!