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Old 30th September 2013, 16:02
Tony Shaw Tony Shaw is offline  
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Seafarer's Poems

Whilst serving as mate on the small coastal tanker "Esso Plymouth" we received word that the vessel was to be sold. As with several of the older vessels we all assumed she would go to Everards. With this in mind, I penned the following poem en route to Kings Lynn.

It seems a shame, an awful shame
That ships are 'won't' to wander
In seven short years, thro' thick and thin
The bond could nought be stronger.

But times have changed and scenes dictate
That we no longer matter
The quality of life we held
Is just about to shatter.

We clean for this, edict for that
Gas free six times and more
Surveys passed, charts up to date
We keep within the law

Our pay is fair, our fare okay
As long as cooks are cooking
But who can say they'll spoil the day
When Numast just aren't looking

We'll try our best to pass the test
And satisfy our master
We'll load the lot, no matter 'wot'
And travel that much faster

Who's kidding who one asks one's self
It's such a crying pity
Our good name which, is known to all
Could change and end in "ity" !

As it happens, the vessel was actually sold to Rowbothams and became the "Guidesman"
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