William Topaz McGonagall

Edinburgh / Scotland
William Topaz McGonagall
Edinburgh / Scotland
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A Tale Of The Sea

Rating: 2.9
A pathetic tale of the sea I will unfold,
Enough to make one's blood run cold;
Concerning four fishermen cast adrift in a dory.
As I've been told I'll relate the story.
T'was on the 8th April on the afternoon of that day
That the village of Louisburg was thrown into a wild state or dismay,

And the villagers flew to the beach in a state of wild uproar
And in a dory they found four men were cast ashore.
Then the villagers, in surprise assembled about the dory,
And they found that the bottom of the boat was gory;
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P Chisholm 18 April 2020
Based on a true story - Colin was my fourth cousin.
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Mario 05 September 2018
You fools This poem sucks epically
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Savita Tyagi 25 May 2018
I shudder to think of the circumstances the poor mariner went through. This is a tale of dread and anguish to keep one spell bound. Rhymes are the one that add charm to it.
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Muzahidul Reza 25 May 2018
To start a tale is easy but difficult to finish, ............. just this poem, ..... well done
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Susan Williams 25 May 2018
This is how to tell a story- -it held me spellbound from beginning to end. The ability to keep a rhythm was amazing given the story and end rhymes that never were forced or unnatural but kept the flow of the tale going. A masterpiece of writing. Course the topic was a mite bit unsettling...
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Cannibalistic poems are not to my taste. Neither is meat of any type.
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Such a great excellent write by William Topaz McGonagall??????
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Walterrean Salley 27 November 2016
A Tale Of The Sea - Poem by William Topaz McGonagall.) **What a tale; a bone-chilling poem, masterfully crafted. And, from stanza to stanza, a cliff hanger till the end.
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