“RIME OF THE SMOOTH SAILING SAILOR!” a poem Saturday: 11/10/2018
It -can-be SMOOTH SAILING, this time we spend –
For – There’s no beginning, (pause) and no end!
The activities – that we devise (?)
Are here! before our sparkling eyes,
Indoors, outdoors – bed and boat,
Sailing along! Please! Take note:
Fill your voyage with things so sweet!
Just do-things-SMOOTHLY, to avoid “the heat,”
Of frantic, pell-mell enterprise;
Your time is YOURS! Prioritize!
And-sailing’s ENDLESS – So – RELAX-THERE;
Fret-just-a-little, but – don’t-pull your hair!
No-need to push-things ‘til you’re “burned out,”
‘Til your life (pause) doth make you shout,
And NOT with welcome joys and thrills,
But-with-overwhelm (?) Yes, TOO MUCH KILLS,
The-satisfaction you might enjoy;
Guilt’s-an-ever-present – tricky – ploy!
EASY SAILING! TIME’S ETERNAL!
Take each moment – in Life’s Journal,
And-have-a-smooth – and a pleasant “walk,”
OR (?) (pause) erratic jolts of noise and talk,
Of non-stop, senseless activity;
Yes, sometimes – our proclivity,
Is-to allow-a-FLOOD – to rule the day;
Who’s in charge? It’s YOU, I pray!
So take each moment and don’t be caught,
In a-current (pause) that is fraught,
With: a.s.a.p. s – must-do s – hurries-and-nows!
Go-with: maybe s – sounds-good (pause) and-smooth(e)-some-how s!
And don’t JUST read this calming verse!
And then get frantic – or TOO terse!
EASY DOES IT – STEP BY STEP,
SMOOTHLY SAIL! Be real “HEP!” 🙂 – Groo-oovy!
SONG (to the tune: “Wabash Cannonball!”)
I’m a smoothly sailing sailor; I sail right along!
With the ocean spray – My clouds ain’t gray, as I sing this sailing song!
I steer with confidence and joy – with-the rhythm of The SEA;
It’s in my Heart, and I’ll-never-part, From this SAILING HAR-MONY!
I sail smooth and silky, With a-little-breeze in my hair:
A smoothly sailing sailor, With a clever, jaunty air:
I smile and sing and whistle, And-the waves they are my friends!
I’m-a smoothly sailing sailor man – and my song – it never ends!
Ohhhh! (Repeat first part!)