The Legend of Adam and Erik

Mother Goose jumped at the chance to write a sea shanty today, the third day of NaPoWriMo. This prompt went straight to my fowl heart, for indeed I am the proud mother of twin sailors in the United States Navy.

‘Twas the year of Nineteen ninety
So earlie in the morning
That my twin babes were born
So earlie in the morning.

I named one Adam, the other one Erik
So earlie in the morning
So glad to see them that frosty winter morn
So earlie in the morning.

My boys went off to boot camp
So earlie in the morning
My tears they fell like rain
So earlie in the morning.

I missed them so, how could they go
So earlie in the morning
My heart was filled with pain
So earlie in the morning.

They tested well for nuke, do tell
So earlie in the morning
The training was rough, but they were tough
So earlie in the morning.

Away they drove to Virginny’s shore
So earlie in the morning
I cried and cried to see them more
So earlie in the morning.

They hoist the mast and set the sail
So earlie in the morning
They work the valves and man the rail
So earlie in the morning.

My sons are now brave sailors
So earlie in the morning
On Old Honest Abe they’ll spend their days
So earlie in the morning.

Adam and Erik in dress blues

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Patty Hebert
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 11:54:41

    What a touching tribute to such bravery and love.

    Reply

    • Natalie
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 12:53:28

      Patty, thanks! I’ve never written a sea shantey before and was quite doubtful about the form, but once I started it kinda flowed, kinda ebbed and flowed.

      Reply

  2. Mark Cramer
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 12:47:38

    This one calls for a mug o rum!

    Reply

  3. Dianna
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 13:53:51

    Perfect, Natalie! The Lincoln is in the shipyard just a few miles for us for renovations!

    Reply

  4. Bunn
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 14:05:14

    I love this one! 😍

    Reply

  5. jeff noel
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 18:48:13

    Thank you Mother Goose for raising such fine Sons, so early in the morning.

    Reply

  6. Three Well Beings
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 00:31:09

    I could almost sing the tune! Nice! And what honorable and wonderful young men they are…deserving of poetic homage!

    Reply

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