John Thorne


Captains


Upon the somber sea sail seven ships
Of hardy wood and hardy make be they
Though tossed by storms; grasped by Poseidon’s grip
They boldly sail upon the sea of gray
And on these seven ships sail noble men
Who, with strength, strive for peace and for honor
Seek they for foes upon the blue-gray glen
To purge the night so darkness comes no more
But on the shore the teeth of treason sharp
Rise up to bite; to tear the noble men
There men are betrayed by the mermaid’s harp
And down to the depths this temptress men sends
The men who brave the sea are cursed on land
Though by the sea tall rocks erode to sand

Submitted: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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