Treasure Island

Captain Cur

(England)

Demon Seas, Part 2


Lightening shears the darkened skies
exposing faceless demons
whose voices roll and echoes long
express their morbid treason

against god, against man,
as they mount each rising swell
that smashes down my stricken ship
with the waterfalls of hell.

A blackened cloud hides the hand
of fates intent and mammoth purpose
that grips the tip of the topsails mast,
that steadies and supports us

in trials that test the pitch
filled seams of hollow boats,
that wears down human flesh
and sheds the skin that coats

the temporal spirit that thrives and lives
despite our base afflictions
that rises above the diseased mind
of criminal addictions,

Do I possess the will to break
the bestial need to hunt,
or wear the squalid shame of men
who fail on every front.

Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012
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Translator notes: I named the following series of poems Demon Seas. Due to their length I am publishing them in parts. They speak of physical and psychological challenges faced by Captain Cur. They are an intense but interesting read.
Translated April 2012.

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