Prayer


Dear friend this night,

As you put to sea,

These words I offer,

From the heart of me,

As you sail ever on,

Across the open salty way,

I wish you well,

And I hope and pray,

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Before my dreams end,

Or fear breaks my mind,

I’ll open my eyes,

And you I’ll find,

Adorned in radiant glory,

The mistress of the deep,

Now you’ve vanquished Neptune,

On terra firma peacefully sleep.