For Otis

by Jem Croucher

As Otis and Steve Cropper
wrote so eloquently they
Of sea when they were sitting
on the dock of that fine bay
So whimsically I
here in Sussex by the sea
Hum that tune quite often
when I’m sitting peacefully

For it captures every essence
of this place I love the best
This bay in Southern England
where I often come for rest
So I’d like to think that Otis
still sings his song today
from the peace he has in heaven
to those still by the bay


Photo – Jempics

Inspired by ‘(Sittin’ on) the dock of the bay’ by Otis Redding & Steve Cropper (1967)

2 Comments to “For Otis”

  1. Looks/sounds like a great place to ‘waste time, time, time …” 🙂

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