Almost Missed The Boat

She woke up in her forties, 
looked around at her life
Through the haze of 
working motherhood 
she opened her eyes                         
There was something 
undiscovered, unfulfilled,
she realized        
                   
The songs in her soul that 
her heart sung
She had to write

 

She’d join others on the island 
where music
meets the sea
To finally put her own words 
to rhyme and melody

 

That day wrapped in doubt, 
she was tardy
to the dock.   
She barely caught the last trip 
from the boatyard

 

Like her dreams 
had stopped that clock

 

Away from safe harbors
With salt water on her tongue
She’d dream and she’d discover
Her journey had begun

 

CHORUS
It was her biggest wish
To cross it off her bucket list
She would face her fear 
And wouldn’t waste these years

 

What if she didn’t go
Played it safe , she’d never know
She just couldn’t miss that boat

 

She learned more about herself
In those three days
Swept aside all of her self doubt 
And wrote away 

 

Oceanside songs poured onto pages 
A wave of muse
Keen and composing she was ageless
And renewed

 

Away from safe harbors
With salt water on her tongue
She’d dream and she’d discover
Her journey had begun

 

REPEAT CHORUS
 

A grandmother she had done it all  
By seventy
Two Grammys now hung on her wall
Her legacy.     
In a way she missed the beginning        
Of that road
In a way, she almost missed…almost missed…
That boat

 

Away from safe harbors
With salt water on her tongue
She’d dreamed 
and she’d discovered
Her journey now was done

 

It was her biggest wish
She crossed it off her bucket list
She had faced her fear 
And didn’t waste these years
What if she didn’t go
(and) All these songs she never wrote
But ….
she didn’t miss that boat

 

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