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Old October 8th, 2003, 11:23 PM
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This is the first poem I ever wrote about cruising, and I posted it on the old Cruise 2 Com board about five yeatrs ago. I have added a few lines to it.

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We are eating our way from the dock through the bay
Cruising out on the fabulous sea.
We're a giant afloat, a magnificent boat
As we top off our dining with brie.

We are living like kings, and we drink frozen things
As we lounge on the deck in the sun.
We put oil on our backs, then they offer us snacks.
We never had so much pure fun.

We've drunk at the bars and danced under the stars
To the music of joy and romance.
We've seen the fine shows, and it's time now, Lord knows
To give the late buffet a chance.

When we stopped at the ports, we all donned our shorts
And watched all the natives at play,
And we ate all the dishes made from tropical fishes,
And many of us wished we could stay.

We've lunched on the sea, had the afternoon tea
With cookies and ice cream as well.
Then at dinner partake of both lobster and steak.
Those last three desserts all are swell!

Then, at last, to home port. Oh the cruise was too short
And how all the time just flew by
And it just isn't right that our clothes fit too tight,
And we just cannot understand why!

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Old October 9th, 2003, 12:07 AM
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Paul, made me smile as we anticipate our 11th cruise Oct. 24th!!

Thanks for sharing.

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Great poem! You made me hungry though while reading it!

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Paul, you should put that to music. It has the meter of a shanty. Think of it--a pax shanty! Nice job!

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Old October 9th, 2003, 08:07 AM
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Thanks Paul.

That sure brought back memories of the joy of cruising.

I think I'll just contemplate on those words for a while.

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Old October 9th, 2003, 08:11 AM
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Great Paul. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Old October 9th, 2003, 08:47 AM
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Paul, thanks for sharing that. The last time you posted a poem (Song of the Seas), I printed it, copied it onto an underwater-print background paper, then had it laminated, and it now hangs on the door of my Cruise Room, a wonderful reminder of cruising.

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Old October 9th, 2003, 09:06 AM
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Thank you Paul. That was really nice, I too got hungry just thinking fo all the good things to eat and drink.

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I love your poetry, Paul. You have such a great sense of rhythm, meter, and rhyme. Another gem.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
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Old October 9th, 2003, 11:16 PM
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That was great Paul.
As I'm new to this web group I missed your " song of the sea". If you can Pls. post it again. Thanks Eric
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