Port of Call


Sailors seen as a lustful sort

Beautiful girl in every port

On ocean blue you quickly learn

Not every ship promised return


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


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


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


For them, we are a chance to see

Beyond their small life by the sea

To live life more adventurous

Adrenaline so dangerous


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


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


For these ladies, you need not cry

A passing ship will soon seek dry

Another worldly, salt-cured crew

Returns lustful from ocean blue


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. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    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. Harley Reborn says:

    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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