Jason Ross


The King's Bounty - Poem by Jason Ross

I works as a mariner on my fishing trawler
For a Broken back and pennies on the dollar
For the sweet sounds of gulls and splashing waves
Red sky serene, and my child's face

The crew who comes will always leave
When the seasons toll on them succeeds
But sometimes life has a way of changing everything
I remember the night the fisherman gods would burn and drown the king

I awoke just after 2 am to the flaming fury of my burning bow
My mast was ablaze and the echos bounced
back off the angry swirling clouds,
A multi tiered attack unleashed
a boom and a ferocious crackle sound,
Which filled me with a hopelessness
this heart had never dreamt about,

So I gave in to the flames and began to swim so far away
I am the captain of this inferno but I am no ones fool today
This water is so deep my fate lies somewhere within this bay
But that pales, to the deep tear in my soul, I have to say
In a moment god willing the darkness will come to take me from this night
And I'll be laid out like other captains to Neptune's sheer delight

I might have spoke the words allowed
Far to exhausted to recall
If I could get a miracle
I would use it here right now
To only hold my boy again
I'd surely hold him tight
I guess he must of heard my plea
As No fish I'd sleep with, there, that night
Then amazingly I woke up to the lapping of the waves
Just east of Clifford's crossing on a sandbar at midday


Jason Ross
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Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Ballade


Comments about The King's Bounty by Jason Ross

  • Adeline Foster (9/25/2015 6:04:00 PM)


    Chuckle further, I really meant fable not table. Blame the typo.
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  • Adeline Foster (9/25/2015 5:48:00 PM)


    Ah, it could be a table, and so well written. For a chuckle read mine _ Briar Fever _
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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2015



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