Treasure Island

Charles M. Moore

(1953 june / Glasgow Scotland.)

Down by the old river


I was a young man my trade was a deck hand
my first love the clipper the old Rosalea
we sailed from the old town down by the river
to Bombay and Shanghai we traded for tea

I met a young girl down by the river
she said we could marry and live on a farm
I told her I'm sorry my heart's with another
we kissed as we watched the sun o'er the yard arm

I know when my time comes and I meet my maker
I'll have no regrets I'll be happy he'll see
for I'll have my ashes cast out on the river
that I once supported and now supports me.

Submitted: Sunday, March 26, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Down by the old river by Charles M. Moore )

Enter the verification code :

  • Will Barber (8/15/2006 11:08:00 PM)

    Charming and wonderful write. Rollicking, and yet sentimental, a terrific sailor-song. Sail on, Charlie! I loved this. (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (4/2/2006 8:36:00 PM)

    Another wonderful poem, Charlie - I like the way it flows - like the river you write about. Lovely...................
    Linda (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Crying Sun, Bill Cantrell
  2. Opening Wisdom, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. MAN LIVES ONE TIME ON OUR EARTH الانسان .., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. Touching Intellect, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Silent Plains, Brandt Nightingale
  6. Pull A String, Blushing, Ryan Scales
  7. Stillness, Brandt Nightingale
  8. After All, Ryan Scales
  9. Poet Freak Tide Wave Words, Terence G. Craddock
  10. A PRETTY MARRIAGE OF OUR TIME, MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ernest G Moll

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]