Treasure Island

Captain Cur


Pirate Captain

Knifelike shoals comb the reefs of fate
intriguing as the foam waves mate
intertwined in voiceless keys
roundelays of vestal seas.

Sirens sound their blaring horns
awakening souls newly formed
returning from the haunted depths
retracing paths to old shipwrecks.

I see the shadows on the cliff
retreating ancient battlements,
a carved white goddess at the gate
rebirthings pained upheaval waits.

I call to her most in my heart
though we are years and lives apart
as the centuries folded splice
time trails open begetting life.

I call to her from centuries past
the one from which I have no mask;

'I want to be your Pirate Captain,
and you my prisoner upon the sea,
I need to be your Pirate Captain,
please say, you'll sail away with me.'

Submitted: Saturday, January 26, 2013

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  • Ken E Hall (6/27/2013 5:31:00 AM)

    I have spent a month on the Queen Mary and you would be perfect to be the Pirate Captain with your gang plank in the pools they have dunking the rich, I, d sign up! ...regards (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (4/16/2013 11:35:00 PM)

    So you want to sail away to the lure of the Seas with a companion where knife like shoals comb the reefs and foam waves mate! Enjoyed the beautiful images all through the poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (1/27/2013 10:30:00 AM)

    Who will say NO Captain? your readers will be happy in being your prisoners in the voyage! ! ! thanks for the word NEW in red! ! ! (Report) Reply

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