We Landlubbers Sail the Sea
By Michael Kozubek
Ben, the sailor, had the gout
and needed more crew to sail about
so one bright day,
Mila, his spouse, declared
“Find us more hardy mates.”
And so a call went forth
in the kingdom henceforth
the boat must be sailed
by mates with strong gaits.
So landlubbers we
who favored the rail
answered the call to set sail.
But after we came aboard
no longer moored, we wailed.
No time for such, said our Captain Ben:
Haul up the main
lads and lassies all
do not flinch, do not falter.
You will not be lost or sick
if you keep a firm hand on the stick.
His sailboat was Lodestar
like Polaris our guide afar.
We sailed many seas
in heavy breeze
found memories and lore
and our way back to shore.
Though Ben’s lead was sound
and we boatloads of fun
we landlubbers did kiss the ground
after our days in the sun!
And so we now all heartily wish
thanks and good cheer
to our friend, our mentor
happy birthday to Ben
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this reminded me of Foxy, he was so cool