The life boat crew are safely home
They’ve brought the shipwrecked sailors too.
The storm has passed,the wind has dropped
The sea is swaying softly now.
Wrapped in night clothes,their offspring
Are all in worlds of dream still lost.
Their fathers safely home this time.
They save wrecked ships despite the cost.
Will any lifeboat crew be there
To help less blessed ones from despair,
And lives, too many ,spent in care
No fathers and no mothers near?
The sea we certainly must fear,
But more we fear the acts of those
Who try to buy our minds and wills,
for votes in the election booths.
Oh hush my baby,go to sleep,
It is your mammy’s job to weep.
I wish I knew just what to do
To empower the lives of wains like you
.Sleep well ,sleep well,my little child
.The sun will rise,the air is mild.
We’ll trust that when we all set sail
Our love and courage will not fail.
Oh,hush my sweet one,I am near.
The world’s too big for bairns to bear.
We’ll do much better this time round
.We’ll not let this boat run aground.
*NB Wain and bairn mean infant /child /baby used in certain parts of the British Isles