“Daddy, Daddy, I love this old boat!
It’s battered and worn yet it still stays afloat!”
“Why yes my dear girl, it has had a long life -
Has weathered the storms through trouble and strife -
It’s life has been hard, yet you see it stays strong -
Through wind and high seas, like an old sailor’s song”.
As the girl heard his words she looked up at her Dad
And she thought once again what great luck that she had
To belong to this man who was battered and worn -
Who had weathered the storms yet had strength to go on
So she pulled on his sleeve and he bent to her side
And she planted a kiss on his cheek with great pride.
So like the boat his strength was still there
A lesson in life on the shore they did share.