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 Category:  Fantasy Poetry
  Posted: February 1, 2020      Views: 13

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 COLIN LOWLEY  
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Salt on my lips
"My bounty" by Colin Lowley
I am on a frigate, a speck in this blue sea,
cold hands on deck, keep busy as a bee,
honey gold riches are yonder all alone,
waiting for our chest to take back home.

Will the weather be against us? Against us we,
Mermaids splash quietly only their fins we can see,
to snatch our breathe in a watery grave,
we can hear their songs that our mind doth save.

They sing with a pitch, with words you cannot hear,
It sends a chill through our bones, we sleep in fear,
one eye open as the ship rocks us goodnight,
will we wake in the morning to them holding us tight?

Those that can't sleep keep watch on the deck,
our ghostly ship sailing towards the sunset,
with our sails in the wind and salt on our lips,
we reach another Island and rum we now sip.

With spade and sack shared between two,
wander through the forest that looks brand new,
birds singing happily their colors so bright,
the natives in hiding as we give them a fright.

Onward and forward by day and night
old blighty ahead now and in our sight,
treasures plundered emptied on the ground
a gold coin or two for the bounty we found.

Author Notes
In honor of Capt Miles Lowley who sailed the high seas and helped colonize Charlestown on his ship the "Planters adventure" 10 years before the War of independence, he sailed out of London. He then fought for King and country as an ensign in the first ever world war lost now in history, between 7 nations. We won.
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