The Quiet Men

Men o’ flesh ‘n’ bone

Sea faring men

Have forsaken thair mother’s arms

Fur th’ guilders an’mysteries o’ Calypso.

Men o’ flesh ‘n’ bone

Answer tae th’ call o’ th’ villain wind

She lures thaim frae th’ shores

Tae th’ sands o’ land nah jimmy haes tread upon afore

Men o’ flesh ‘n’ bone

Who follow stars unknown, stars uncharted

Fo’ the woes tha’ they may bring

Hame is th’ deck aneath their feet,

Sorrow is their ainlie faithful companion.

They gaze upon th’ purple twilight and th’ blackened waters

Throughout th’ deep dark night

They shed th’ tears in the silence o’ th’ nocturn

They sing their silent lament

“Cannah stay.”

“Cannah leave.”

“Cantnnah ever return.”

Men o’ flesh ‘n’ bone

Have left thair mother’s arms

Fur th’ mysteries o’ Calypso.

Men o’ flesh ‘n’ bone

Answer tae th’ call o’ th’ wind

She lures thaim frae th’ shores

Tae th’ sands o’ land nah jimmy haes tread upon afore

Men o’ flesh ‘n’ bone

Who follow stars unknown, stars uncharted

Hame is th’ deck aneath our feet,

Sorrow is their ainlie faithful companion.

They gaze upon th’ purple twilight and th’ blackened waters

Throughout th’ deep dark night

They shed th’ tears in the silence o’ th’ night

They sing their silent lament

“Cannah stay.”

“Cannah leave.”

“Cannah ever return.”

About jedwardnajera

I am an artist and a Poet. I live the life of a poet. I published several novels. Nena the Fairy and the Iron Rose, Dust of the Moon are among them, available through Amazon Books. I have spent over thirty five years in a classroom. I am now retired from that profession. My father kept a living record of his lifetime as he lived through the Twentieth Century. He was born in 1908 and almost lived long enough to see us enter the new millennium. He entrusted to me nearly 400 pages that he wrote through the years. Now I am continuing the tradition by posting my own stories and misadventures. I am trying to post a new entry or chapter each Friday. Check in on us at least once a week for the latest post.
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