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The Life Of A Ship

Secondary Poems | 9-12 yrs | Reading Pod

Oh! I love the great blue ocean,
When the gallant ship sweeps lightly
I watched my first ship building;
I love the whistling breeze,
Across the surging seas.
I saw her timbers rise,
Until her masts were towering
Up in the bright blue skies.

I heard the cheers ascending,
I saw her kiss the foam,
When first her hull went plunging
Her flags were gaily streaming,
And her sails were full and round,
When the shout from shore came ringing,
“Hurrah! for the Outward-bound!”
Into her ocean home.

But, alas! ere long a tempest
Came down with awful roar
And dashed our ship in pieces
But He who holds the waters
Brought all the sailors safely
Back to their native land.
Upon a foreign shore.
In His almighty hand,
Brought all the sailors safely
Back to their native land.

Davy was a fisher boy; and Davy was a very active little boy; and Davy wanted to go to sea. His father was a fisherman, his grandfather had been a fisherman, and his greatgrandfather had been a fisherman: so we need not wonder much that little Davy took to the salt water like a fish. When he was very little he used to wade in it, and catch crabs in it, and gather shells on the shore, or build castles on the sands. Sometimes, too, he fell into the water neck and heels, and ran home to his mother, who used to whip him and set him to dry before the fire; but, as he grew older, he went with his father in the boat to fish, and from that time forward he began to wish to go to sea in one of the large ships that were constantly sailing away from the harbour near his father‛s cottage.
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