David Lewis Paget

Nottingham, England/live in Australia
David Lewis Paget
Nottingham, England/live in Australia
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Dutchman's Call

They had seized the only longboat
When the 'Gelderland' veered round,
As the flames leapt the topgallant,
And then brought the rigging down,
There was panic on the foredeck,
There was panic at the bridge,
When the Royal Charles raked salvoes
She began to roll and pitch.

While the shrapnel from the cannons

Shrieked and tore good men apart,
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Kathleen West 03 September 2008

This is quite a piece of writing. I enjoyed the rhythm and rhyme of it, and the story in the telling.

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