Uriah Hamilton


The Pirate Life - Poem by Uriah Hamilton

We may have to fight
With concealed guns
And razor-sharp knives
To make it from the east side
To our lost friends on the west side.

We have seen the blood-spattered pavement
Mournfully cradle the dead,
Eyes begin to slowly shut
Softly flashing last prayers
And farewell glances.

The pirate life in the gang-sectioned-off city,
Luna, with your tight jeans and sweet smile,
We made peace with the Hispanic kids,
They’ll let us slide for the next mile
Until we at least catch up with Joey the Freak.

Hold on tight the journey has just begun
And I can feel the breath of considerable threats,
But you’re like a good-luck charm, sweetheart,
So I’m placing my bets,
We’ll find Joey and then make it home for another night.


Comments about The Pirate Life by Uriah Hamilton

  • (5/20/2006 8:51:00 PM)


    There's a song in the Disney film 'Peter Pan' - it's why I clicked on this title, actually - 'Ooooohhhhh, the pirate's life is a wonderful life....' An edge of danger enhances awareness. Sounds like you know the turf, and are making it home to send out messages to the tame suburbs. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/22/2005 11:46:00 AM)


    Lovely Luna again................... (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2005 7:59:00 AM)


    Did i tell you, you are a gifted poet? I love your poems, they are all cool. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 13, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, June 13, 2005


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