How much are you worth asked a dear friend
'Two kisses and a cuddle' was the reply he did send
'Two kisses may be found for you with ease
But a cuddle is harder to blow through the breeze'
'Ah but cuddles are warm and can last so long
Please see if you can manage to blow very strong'
'Much as I might blow long with all of my might
I doubt you would get that hug afore tomorrow night'
'Until then will I stay here and feast upon your kisses
To give me the strength to wait on the hugs that I misses'
'Long will the hug last when it doth arrive there
As long as you hold it I will know that you care'
Such was the love chat from seadog to his wench
Signals sent by flags as the sea spray did drench
Him on the sloop deck as the ship left the shore
While hers were with hankies meant to implore
A lover to stay true until next they might meet
Though such were the times then it was quite a feat
For years might be passed by before his return
But still all the time her heart it would yearn
For kisses and cuddles he gave so very well
And maybe some more news she would soon tell
Of how her belly had swollen and finally sent forth
A baby with red hair like her man from the north...
August 30th 2009