Sailed Away

I never regretted

A single day

When I joined the navy

Received my draft

And sailed away

I’d write, send gifts

From far away

Time drifted by

In those halcyon days

When life was slower

More relaxed I’d say

Before the internet

Invaded the day

We spent the time

At work and play

Taking time to enjoy

The days

All things stopped

To watch the wales

The only scenery

The horizon

The rising and –

The setting sun

And though I’m old

They don’t fade away

Those memories of –

The days I sailed away