Poetry

-=A SAILOR'S LOVE

Shipmates,
My Name is Doc and I have spent the last ten years at sea. As many of you
know, sometimes we military men (not just sailors) will bring our work and
frustrations home with us. Our wives are left to deal with the family, the
bills, the homes, and to top it off, our attitudes.

Well, I too am guilty of this and it has taken it's toll. My wife is
finding it hard to believe how much I appreciate all her sacrifice for me, our
Navy, and our country. I have been trying to express to my wife that while
I was away that she was always first in my heart. Here is my little token
to my wife. For all my shipmates, many of us owe much more to them than we
can express. But feel free to cut and paste this and give it to her.

Fair Winds &Following Seas
Michael Felton
HM1(SW/AW/FMF)
Norfolk, VA


-=A SAILOR'S LOVE

THOUGH I HAVE SEEN BOTH STORMS AND GALES
THE TIMES THAT I HAVE SPENT AT SEA
THE LOVING WIND THAT FILLS MY SAILS
IS THE WOMAN WHO WAITS HOME FOR ME

THESE LONG DARK NIGHTS I STAND MY WATCH
WHILE SHE IS LEFT ON SHORE ALONE
I HOPE SHE KNOWS MY HEART IS CAUGHT
I'VE LEFT IT THERE WITH HER AT HOME

FOR EVERY TIME OUR LINES ARE HEAVED
HER HEART IS LEFT TO SIT WAIT
I CAN'T IMAGINE OR BELIEVE
HER LOVE FOR ME COULD BE SO GREAT

THIS SHIP WE'LL SAIL FOR MONTHS ON END
WHILE SHE STARES LONLEY FROM THE SHORE
ACROSS THE WAVES THE LOVE SHE SENDS
WILL SEE ME SAFELY HOME ONCE MORE

FROM FOREIGN SHORES I SEND MY LOVE
AT HOME FOR ME SHE BURNS THE FIRES
TO WOMEN SHE'S THE STEP ABOVE
MY LOVE, MY LIFE, MY ONE DESIRE

AND ON THAT DAY WHEN WE RETURN
HER BEAUTY WILL BE WAITING STILL
THE TIME APART OF NO CONCERN
HER LOVE FOR ME HAS IRON WILL

THE DAY THIS SAILOR LEAVES THE SEA
A DEBT OF LOVE I MUST REPAY
A THOUSAND YEARS WILL NEVER BE
A PAYMENT FOR A SINGLE DAY

SO GATHER ROUND SO YOU CAN HEAR
IF YOU SHOULD DOUBT GOD'S LOVE IN LIFE
IT'S STANDING RIGHT THERE ON THE PIER
MY GIFT FROM GOD, MY "NAVY WIFE"

Dearest Kelly,
For all the times I never told you how much your Love meant to me. I Love
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