Lucais’ Ship Song
On a sad gray day, stands a ship in the bay,
Waiting to take our loved ones away.
As she sails from our sight on that day,
We’ll cry, “There she goes. She’s away.”
On another shore, stand old friends
Who watch the blue horizons.
When they see the main sail, blown by the wind,
They cry, “Here she comes, here she comes.”
On that other shore stands a great golden hall,
A fire is lit, the boards are laid.
All around, standing friends line the hall,
Cups in hand, a toast to be made.
For all of us, the white ship sails,
Taking us from our kith and our kin.
But remember this as she sails,
Each parting, a welcome will become.
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