This is one of my first cruise verses, way back in the last century.
The sea gods call me, and I must go.
I must go down where the trade winds blow.
I must sail south through the midnight blue.
Through storm or calm, I shall sail with you.
For you are the one whom I would choose
To be at my side through life's long cruise,
And we'll leave the choice to chance or fate
To decide who is captain and who is mate.
Though we may voyage where the wild winds roar
And the tide take our ship toward the rocky shore,
With you at my side, we'll steer straight and true.
May my life be a cruise, may the cruise be with you!