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As The Sea Is My Mistress
by Felix LeRoy Perry

Thursday, September 27, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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The lure of the sea is never far from my heart and all I need to do is go near a boat or a ship and the craving hits me to go home, dig my old sea bag out, pack and be headed up the gangway and out across the horizon again...

As The Sea Is My Mistress

By: Felix L. Perry


Gather round me young lads, pull ye up an empty keg

I’ll tell you of life at sea, of the mistress and the hag

Oh so cruel she’ll steel a young man’s heart away

Once he hears her siren call she’ll have her say

She’ll shackle his soul to the smell of the salt brine

Capture his mind to the lore of foreign women and wine

Ask him to sacrifice his very life in a gale of woe

When Neptune rolling seas will allow no man to sleep below

She’ll make him heed his Captain’s call to risk life and limb

To climb the widow maker’s rigging and sing a hymn


Ah but on those perfect days when the sky is blue

When white sails billow in the wind like they’re meant to do

When the sea birds sing to the hum of the shrouds

Far from the city smog and the bustling crowds

Yes me lads… ‘tis then you will know the kiss of the sea

Yes ‘tis only then… you will love her and forever you’ll be

The lover of the fair mistress of the blue

A sailor of the high seas forever to her true .






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Reviewed by neerja gandhi 9/9/2012
Beautiful...and charming :)
Reviewed by Gypsy Soul 10/6/2007
Hey Kat,
Yes ur "Benjamin Franklin" with ur scribe My Friend a Sea change would indeed be good medicine 4 tha mind & food 4 tha Soul...


Blessed Be ! ! !
Reviewed by Elizabeth Parsons 10/4/2007
Wonderful imagery. I could feel the storm winds blowing and the surf roiling.
Reviewed by chris stienstra 10/1/2007
Sung to the mistress who's salty breath steals the soul.....
Awesome write and put me out on the deck hauling the mainsail.

My very best
Reviewed by D Johnson 10/1/2007
Felix, I love the way you took us through the storm to the calm of the sea...well done.

Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 10/1/2007
Written like a true sailor. Well done. Lady J
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 9/30/2007
I truly adore yore sea writes! HUGS! SC
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 9/29/2007
And a hard one at that!!!
You'll get your calm days of sunshine and millpond waters, but most are rough and trying...perhaps another element would make a better one, try a soothing waterfall.

:) Ch'erie
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/29/2007
Outstanding Felix!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sophia Arbeau (Reader) 9/28/2007
Your writes seem to come to life. Kudos!

Sophia xo
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 9/28/2007
Yes, Captain, Sir, can I swab your deck sir? I love the sea and all that it offers..Very nice, Fee.
Peace, Love, and Light,

Amber "V
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 9/28/2007
No one writes of the sea as you do Fee...well done!

Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/28/2007
Felt the gentle "to and fro" in your words and could almost smell the sea. A calm sea is truly glorious, not to sure I'd like to be there when it gets "going."

Mr. Fee,
a sailor's life for thee
breaking a heart in every port
all, just for sport.

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/28/2007
I love this Fee, you are truly in character when you write as a sea captain.
Reviewed by Missy Cross 9/28/2007
The perfect ballad for all of us sailors. Love this!
Reviewed by George Thompson 9/28/2007
The sea has captured you and won't let go. Great write and a good story you've woven here.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/28/2007
A beautiful write dear Cuz as the love of the sea will forever live in your bloodstreams. You only share that love between you and the sea for sure, Than k you for sharing.

Love ya face Cuz XOXO, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/28/2007
As an old sailor myself, I never understood "the fair mistress of the blue's" humor, calm for days rocking you like a mother with a baby, and next day, for no reason will start tho shake you like a wife that found you cheating on her.
But as long she's your mistress....
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 9/28/2007
As one who knows, this got me longing for her, my mysterious, deadly mistress. blimey and shiver me timbers.
A sailors life for me. Think I'll go to me boat this weekend, or next, at least, boy I sure do miss her....thanks buddy.

Reviewed by Morning Star 9/27/2007
Beautiful written poem
Expressing your long time love affair with the sea!
Absolutely stunning imagery and tone
Excellent write!
Love Peace and hugssss....Morning Star
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/27/2007
Ah, (((Fee))),

You can take an old sea dog out of the sea, but can't take the sea out of the old dog. :) Beautifully inspiring, methinks I'll join you on the ocean deep! Well done, my (((friend))), hope you're feeling MUCH better.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/27/2007
wonderful poem of the romance of the sea-
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/27/2007
Wonderful write, Fee; very well done! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))), much love, and continued prayers for your heart~

As always, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 9/27/2007
Many a man/woman have been captived by the sea... with all its great vastness can't help but take ones breath away. Adored your poem Fee, love Holly
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 9/27/2007
Susan is right Fee! I could feel the seaspray on my face, the scent of the sea in the wind as it pulls it my hair!! Fabulous imagery and the Neptune, the God of the Sea, has pulled more than a few down into the midst of his world.

You are most talented, Fee. I am honored to know you.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 9/27/2007
You my dearest mariner Captain are in your element with these sea worthy poems. I'm waiting for the coffee table book Fee. Show me the game plan. Your talent is here.

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