Sailing Ship.

The Ship Of Life

          Along the shore I spy a ship
          As she sets out to sea;
          She spreads her sails and sniffs the breeze
          And slips away from me.

          I watch her fading image shrink,
          As she moves on and on,
          Until at last she’s but a speck,
          Then someone says, “She’s gone.”

          Gone where? Gone only from our sight
          And from our farewell cries;
          That ship will somewhere reappear
          To other eager eyes.

          Beyond the dim horizon’s rim
          Resound the welcome drums,
          And while we’re crying, “There she goes!”
          They’re shouting, “Here she comes!”

          We’re built to cruise for but a while
          Upon this trackless sea
          Until one day we sail away
          Into infinity

~ John T. Baker ~

[ author: John T. Baker -- submitted by: Elsie Moorhead ]

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