The Ghost Ship Falls Off The Edge Of The World

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The Ghost Ship Falls Off The Edge Of The World

(Knowledge… The true wealth)

 

An ill wind blows, and forces between us

Determined to deter us from our charted course

Our resolve is firm, and our approach is true

Our compass and sextant immovable accrue

 

Seeking out our destination with formidable skill

Guided by providence, we will ney be swayed, from our fill

For thirsty for knowledge, to uncover the truth

Every sailor amongst us, from the eldest to the youth.

 

High in the crows' nest, a scope so keen

Sees the horizon, over which stands our dream

Piracy outlawed, punishable by death

Run up our flag, atop the mast my request.

 

Now the wind howls and fills mainsail and jib

That billows and tugs as ink spills from my nib

Blacker than Jolly Rodger, the skull and bones

Our cutlass sharp; we fear not Davy Jones

 

The King’s men in their gallons sail in our wake

Their pursuit is slow, their fear palpable, they quake.

Old Grey One’, can no be!, A learned Captain exclaims

I dammed him to hell, sent his ‘man o war’ down in flames

 

Sank to the bottom of the vast ocean, swallowing him deep

It can not be him, arisen from deaths deepest sleep.

 

And yet...

 

Here I now sit in my Captains chair, well and alive,

Sailing the seven seas, my destiny soon will arrive.

 

 

I write in my log that this truth be told

My name is ‘Captain Grey Beard’, a salty pirate of old

Over the edge of their flat world, they believed I was hurled

My boat and its crew to Davy Jones Locker’s Netherworld

 

 

Cos. Surly they all saw my Old pirate ship sinking down

They turned, and set course, again homeward bound

Believing ‘Old Grey Beard’ was finally drowned.

 

One day this old parchment and its truths be revealed

Hidden in the depths of a sunken rotten old keel.

Fear kept them captive... The flat earther fools

As I circumnutated, breaking their one golden rule.

 

Old Grey One Can No Be     Ha!

(“One day I will Captain a Starship and chart the heaven’s”)

 

Po. Halloween eve. 2020.

Ghostly Pirate tails from Old Grey BeardThe beginning has begun.

◄ Zee Count’s masquerade ball

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Paul Sayer

Fri 30th Oct 2020 21:13

Hi Ghaz

Thanks for hitting the like.

Po

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Paul Sayer

Fri 30th Oct 2020 20:01

It is under production as we type...

You need to beware... pressgangs are setting out this very evening with the sole intention of getting a full crew by sun-up.

There is s ship layed rigged and ready in the harbour

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Stephen Atkinson

Fri 30th Oct 2020 19:46

Pirates of the Carribbean 6!
Grey Beards revenge!

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Paul Sayer

Fri 30th Oct 2020 19:21

Arrrrrrrrrr. Run up them semaphore

Broadsided from arcoss the pond i is.

Dam that J.D. Bard'ooooooo

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Paul Sayer

Fri 30th Oct 2020 19:19

Stevowritealot, Thankeee for yor like, you old landlubber

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