Treasure Island

Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Oh, My Captain


Oh, my Captain, my Captain
Where is that gleam in your eye?
Where is that sting
Whenever your colors fly?

Where is that thirst
for adventure you sail?
Where is that booming voice
Through oak will drive nail?

Oh, my Captain
Where could you be?
Thy gaze crosses
more than the sea

Where is the man
Who knows not any fears?
Who's cheated death
All these long years

Come Captain,
Where is thy cheer?
We sail into eternity
The rest is unclear

Oh Captain, oh Captain
Why such a sad soul?
It's treasure and loot
So much we have stole

Oh, master, my master
We are, and can no more be
Like the birds,
We are free as long as we breathe

Come Captain, my Captain
Give us command
Give 'weigh all the anchors'
Seek ye new harbors with warm golden sand

to Captain Cur

Submitted: Friday, July 27, 2012
Edited: Saturday, July 28, 2012

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  • Poetheart Morgan (11/3/2012 8:29:00 PM)

    straight from the heart and with a rhythm to give envy! ! One of the most beautiful poems I have read already! ! had to be you! ! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/24/2012 10:12:00 PM)

    I heard Captain voice reciting this poem, i think he loves it...even though he joked a little below hahhaha....Captain, Thomas is one of your honest and loyal crew....and all your crews love ya....Right Thomas? let be a lovely pirate big family in this ship before we land to our last destiny_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (7/29/2012 8:16:00 PM)

    Loved your poem, maybe on sabbatical.
    But eventually the demon rises and I cannot silence Cur. (Report) Reply

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