I Know… (Two Poems)

My dad got saved while he was in the Coast Guard. The other day he rediscovered some poems he wrote during that time period. Two of them were similar. The first one, “I Know That I’m a Sailor” was written prior to his becoming a Christian. After he got saved, he modified it to reflect his new faith. I hope you enjoy both versions.

AnchorI Know That I’m A Sailor
As I walk along the sandy shore
Waves crash beneath my feet
Pounding down the ocean floor
I know that I’m a sailor

The spray of misty ocean air
Salt lands upon my lips
Twirling winds whistle through my hair
I know that I’m a sailor

To sail along on foaming waves
It draws me to my ship
I’ll be at sea for many days
I know that I’m a sailor

I wake up early while at sea
Hot coffee on the bow
Now that’s the life I want for me
I know that I’m a sailor

The sea has been my best friend
It gives me peace of mind
And when my time comes to end
They’ll know I was a sailor

(copyright Ken Good 1986)

cross-and-sun
I Know that I’m a Christian
As I walk with Jesus by the shore
His light does guide my feet
To open up another door
I know that I’m a Christian

The Word of God is in the air
Tis salt upon my lips
To have an answer for to share
I know that I’m a Christian

This Word of God it truly saves
It draws me to my Lord
To spread His Word for many days
I know that I’m a Christian

To wake up early unto thee
With bible open now
Now that’s the life I want for me
I know that I’m a Christian

The Lord has been my best friend
He gives me peace of mind
And when my time comes to end
They’ll know I was a Christian

(copyright Ken Good 1989)

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8 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your father’s poetry. These are the precious words we need to keep safe and sound for future generations.

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  2. Sharon

     /  November 6, 2013

    Thanks, Leah; it was nice to be connected to your Dad. Love, Aunt Sharon Sent from my ASUS Eee Pad

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  3. OnionTea

     /  November 6, 2013

    Wow. Just switch a few words out and it’s a poem with an entirely
    different message. I like 🙂

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  4. Both of hose are really good! Oh, and I just had to tell you, I was just watching the 2013 TESC commencement on YouTube and I saw you say your name and walk across the stage! 😀 I was like, “It’s Leah!!”

    Reply

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