Tempestuous sea

I sailed the tempestuous sea

The squally water threatening to drown me

As I follow the stars hoping they will guide me home

Shouting at the wind

‘Don’t assail me!’ ‘Lord please save me! ‘

As I sailed this tempestuous sea.

I rode the high waves

Plunged down in the dips

The rain lashed hard just as if we’re a whip

The water lashed my raw face

I knew I was in dire straits

As I shouted into the wind

Don’t assail me!’ ‘Lord please save me! ‘

As I sailed the tempestuous sea

I wondered if I don’t make it home

Will my loved ones miss me?

Will my passing be the cause of misery?

Will they even remember me?

In this deep squall and over the din

Of the lightening flashes and the clap as its thundering

I thought I could hear mermaids sing

An I knew there was only one thing that, that can mean

Rocks!

And so I shouted into the wind

Don’t assail me!’ ‘Lord please save me! ‘

Then I heard the breaking and tearing of wood

My ship was now wrecked if I was not mistook

Battered against the mermaids rocks

My ship it listed and all was lost

And I shouted into the wind

Don’t assail me!’ ‘Lord please save me! ‘

But no one or nothing heard me

Above the stormy thunderous sea roar

My ship now in part just flotsam

Other parts sinking to the sea floor

And my crew as well as myself were lost at sea

To be seen no more.

We were now swimming with the mermaids

In Davey Jones’s locker

And my ship lost because she was wrecked before I could dock her

And return home safe to my family

But the crew and myself were mourned

And our loss caused pain and misery

But there was no wind to shout into the wind

Don’t assail me!’ ‘Lord please save me! ‘

I fact there was no more wind or tempestuous sea

Just calm water, smooth and serene

As flowers were thrown onto the water as a remembrance

To all of us lost at sea

Who now swim with the mermaids

And dance playfully in Davey Jones’s locker

At the bottom of the briney sea.

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