The Waters Show No Mercy
Dedicated to the memory of Tom and Martin Oliver who lost their lives between Blackrock and Silver Strand yesterday.
The waters show no mercy:
There is little kindness in the sea.
The wind is the master of all,
Who on the waters wild waves be.
Those who seek its bounty
Risk their lives a living to take,
The ocean incited by wild winds…
A rough journey for all does make.
They no longer sail the Hookers of old:
Unless for sport or to give a tour to a stranger.
For all they have that new its true:
A boat is a boat, always in danger.
Sometimes its not the tossing waves,
There is danger in all they do,
The water itself, even if its calm:
It still can be deadly too.
God looks down on all,
Who to Him for protection pray.
Sometimes even that is not enough:
The prayers that people say.
Life at best is fleeting,
We never know the day nor hour.
There is little kindness in the sea,
Its crashing waves of violent power.
Galway City mourns the loss of father and son fishermen, Martin and Tom Oliver