The tempest grows

(patience is a virtue)

The dulldrums are a dream

(they say another word for patience is long-suffering)

The waves are trying to pull me under

(Oh how I've suffered)

My strength is nothing against this storm

(For long enough I have suffered)

Fighting it will only waste my precious energy

(I must be patient)

I'll save my energy to last

(I'll long-suffer)

Because the storm will not.

(It is the only way to endure)