Treasure Island

Mabel Forrest

(1872-1935 / Australia)

Poems of Mabel Forrest

1. Boy-Dreams 1/1/2004
2. The Lonely Woman 1/1/2004

Boy-Dreams

I was a Pirate once,
A blustering fellow with scarlet sash,
A ready cutlass and language rash;
From a ship with a rum-filled water-tank
I made the enemy walk the plank;
I marooned a man on an island bare,
And seized his wife by her long, dark hair;
Took treasure, such heaps of it!—wealth untold—
Bright bars of silver and chunks of gold!

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