General Poetry posted July 17, 2017

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Pirate poem contest entry

The Pirates of Antiquity

by Thal1959

The pirates of antiquity, with ancient ubiquity, arouse modern minds.
Their plundering ways, of sea-faring days, gain sweet treasure finds,
Shares were divvied with scrutiny, to forego vengeful mutiny,
their rules were unchanged, no feelings estranged, then returned to the grind.

Those pirates of yore, whom land-lubbers deplore, sailed mighty ships,
yet were not very glib, for the cut of their jib, betrayed lying lips.
But what might be deemed worse, perhaps even a curse,
often had they to flee, Port Royal authority, as targets for warships.

Yes, pirates of olde, for soul-selling gold, rendered fodder for stories,
and many a young boy, in their dreams did toy, with mimicking their glories.
Wielding swords and a patch, as they attempted to catch,
companion rail mates, who felt it was great, using their friends as quarries.

The pirates of history, were really no mystery, their ways were most foul,
If curiosity's quench, you smelled their stench, you'd retch with a scowl.
There's no use in denying, that their souls were belying,
that the evil within, gave no cease to sin, in Hell; sing their ditties with howls.

The pirates of antiquity, died in iniquity, and existeth no more.
Remember them scornfully, treat them not mournfully, deeply deplore,
each foul face with a scar, and be thankful there are,
no treasures to spend, Jolly Rogers to rend, nor pieces-of-eight left to score.

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