Port of Call



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Sailors seen as a lustful sort

Beautiful girl in every port

On ocean blue you quickly learn

Not every ship promised return

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So, we make hay while the sun shines

Spend land-locked nights in love’s entwine

We seek love where and when we can

Bane of life to seafaring man

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Brave men so tan, so strong and true

Muscular frames wrapped in navy blue

Eyes that have seen a larger world

Can turn the head of local girls

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The island inks that paint our arms

Our quiet strength and worldly charms

For all our raucous, rowdy noise

The innocent maids love bad boys

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For them, we are a chance to see

Beyond their small life by the sea

To live life more adventurous

Adrenaline so dangerous

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Thus, we dally in our leisure

Partaking of all their pleasures

For both, the unspoken and known

The sea will come to call him home

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Beautiful girl in every port

Sailors seen as a lustful sort

But if the truth is to be told

A few each seaside port would hold

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For these ladies, you need not cry

A passing ship will soon seek dry

Another worldly, salt-cured crew

Returns lustful from ocean blue

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Comments
16 Responses to “Port of Call”
  1. Okay, I loved this! I loved its truth and I loved how you conveyed that truth!

  2. beth says:

    This sounds like days of yore, with safety now at the fore

  3. Really loved this one! Great verses, truth and imagery…and as a Coast Guardsman I can appreciate a love of sailing and especially of the sea…I could not live too far away from her waters, I tell you…Great work my friend!

  4. kristianw84 says:

    Ummm……. so remember back in April, when I wrote a story that inspired a poem from you? Well……. here we are, you have written a poem that has inspired a story from me. I could picture it so vividly in my mind, a beautiful woman completely taken with a muscular man in a navy suit! Your words have a beautiful way of doing that, painting pictures so vividly. It’s hard not to fall in love with your poetry. It’s safe to say this is a new favorite! For now, at least. 😉😘

  5. Love it but I choose to believe its pirates

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Haha your sisters answering in poetic form. See how cleaver you are. It is sweet that your sister is loyal and loves a great poem. This should be a song. It is so lovely and true. Living close to Ft. Bragg I saw lots of men in uniform and they all turned my head. Nicely written my friend. Love to you and be careful. Sending love and blessings your way my friend. 💕❤️🌸love Jonikins

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