Cicely Fox Smith

(1 February 1882 – 8 April 1954 / Lymm, Cheshire)

Leave Her Johnnie - Poem by Cicely Fox Smith

A hundred miles from the Longships Light -

Leave her, Johnnie, leave her! -

And blowing up for a dirty night -

And it's time for us to leave her!


Down by the head and settling fast -
Her name and number's up at last,

And it's time for us to leave her!


It isn't the sea she's sailed so long:
It isn't the wind that's used her wrong,

But it's time for us to leave her!


We've pumped her out with a right good will,
A day and a night, and she's sinking still,

And it's time for us to leave her!


She's smashed above and she's stove below,
And there's nothing to do but roll and go,

For it's time for us to leave her!


A hundred miles from the Longships Light -

Leave her, Johnnie, leave her! -

And blowing up for a dirty night -

It's time for us to leave her!


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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 30, 2010



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