While the parents are away on a world trip on a newer and better “Watermusic” (pictured in Greece), I began thinking of old memories of the last one…

 

Set sail with me

On stormy seas

Nothing says family

Like those memories

 

You won’t forget

 

Set sail with me

On stormy seas

Stephen is at ease

As Grace is most

 

Displeased

 

I don’t like it

I just don’t like it

Stephen, Stephen

I don’t like it

 

Set sail with me

On stormy seas

Nothing says family

Like those memories

 

You won’t forget

 

Charlie follows in

His father’s suit

Though calmer

By nature, unless

 

Met with none other

 

Than little Catriona’s

“Rattails on repeat”

“Rattails on repeat”

“Rattails on repeat”

 

Victoria seeking life

Of much glamour

And the race does

Not enjoy the slow

 

And crammed space

 

Of the old Beneateau 35

She must have place

To sunbathe in the

Basking British sun

 

All day while

 

We are on our way

Across the channel 

This time, it’s without

Suncream and she

 

Will never forget it

 

Again, because shower

Screams and a map

Across your chest

Is not an easy night’s

 

Rest

 

Catriona is 10 and

She enjoys chocolate

She likes it a lot, she’s

Got her first spots and

 

Every little bit of 

 

Chocolate she eats

She’s met by cries of

One more spot for you

Because it’s all fun and

 

Games till 

 

You’re blamed for

Reacting to their bad, 

Bad humour, but tell me

What is family without 

 

It?

 

Without little Harold 

Scrunching his face

Every single time 

 

He got angry

 

Without little Harold

Punching Catriona till

Her sobbing whines

 

Piss everyone off

 

Without little Harold

Wiping suncream on

Grace’s sarong skirt

 

To Grace’s cry 

 

You nasty, nasty

Spiteful, little brat

 

Which Catriona

Hastily and naturally 

Catches on video

To show, that no

 

It’s not always me

 

Who’s naughty, because

In a family of six you

Have to be a little

Bit annoying to make

 

Your voice heard

 

But it’s not all so

Bad, because we

Do sometimes

Spare a laugh

 

When Grace get’s drunk

 

And her favourite song

Ning pong, ning pong

Tidally poo, tidally poo

Comes out her mouth

 

Before she has time

 

To get her balance

Often falling head

First, clambering

On the old and very

 

Battered Pea Pod

 

The strange but 

Oddly loved and

Uncomfortable 

Green dingy

 

But it’s not all so

Bad, because Charlie

Forever loves to belt

 

Out to old bangers

 

In his far from

ANGELic voice

He’s no Robbie

But he can be ours

 

Just for one day

 

But it’s not all so

Bad, because Toria

Does sometimes

 

Enjoy a sail

 

Because Catriona

Does sometimes 

Shut up, because

Harold does sometimes

 

Support a better temper

 

And Stephen has finally

Found his inner peace 

Because he’s most

At ease, sailing far

 

Far away

 

From the crowds of

The big city life

And the daily and

Very treacherous 

 

Commute that it entails

 

Set sail with me

On stormy seas

Nothing says family

Like those memories

 

You won’t forget

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!