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A holiday poem for cruisers....

I am often asked, "Why do you want to learn to sail and eventually live aboard a boat some day?" Although, there is no specific answer to this question I have been inspired to provide a poetic response.
In keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, I rearranged Clement Clarke Moore's "The night before Christmas" and present to you..


"The Night before Passage"
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'Twas the night before passage all set on the hook,
I gazed at the stars for the night's final look...

With sheets neatly coiled, not a fray or a kink,
I headed below for an end of night drink...

Reposed and content, with good spirit in hand,
I pondered the life I endured once on land...

A time so trite, filled with chaos, unrest,
I traded it in for a life without stress...

This new world I choose, it suits me so well.
I'm at home on the water, be it a wave or a swell...

Tomorrow I sail, to a far away place...
With wind in my hair, salty spray on my face...

A new port awaits with a welcoming smile,
At this journeys end, I'll stay for awhile....

So I say to my friends, some go and some stay,
Some stick to the path but I sail away...

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I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Safe and Happy New Year!!


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Well done! That's really nice. A very merry Christmas to you, too
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all -- and thanks for the creativity

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Well done! That's really nice. A very merry Christmas to you, too
Thank you! Merry Christmas!


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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all -- and thanks for the creativity
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