Treasure Island

Matthias Pantaleon

(August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

Tales Of A Pirate

Do away with your rum, old sailor
Give the yatch some liner, and quick
Steady your steer, least we perish
In the sea, without a proper burial

My mother's heart will break
Poor old lady, she wanted the best
For her miserable son, wretched me
I never gave my mother reason to smile

Yet her thoughts are always with me
If only God will bring me on shore
Just this once, I swear to go back
to my mother and stay by her side

As long as life lives and death quiet
I pledge to the four ends of the ocean
If ever I leave my mother's side,
may death catch me swift and naked

Fearful are those who die before their death
Hope is for those of us who pray
For nothing less than to live quietly
So steady your steer, old sailor

This son is going home to his mother
going home to the warmth of her embrace
Going home for good, cause we have seen
The worst and back with just a scratch

Submitted: Sunday, May 04, 2014

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