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Captain Poet Balladeer

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 03-03-2009 06:05 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

It was a journey long and hard
The lifelong vision of a bard
His inner dream was to embark
Upon a vessel in the dark
And sail to ports both far and near
This Captain poet "Balladeer"

It truly was a magic ship
That on the silvery crest would slip
Through ocean channels deep and cold
From port to port and pole to pole
For he could bend the stiffest ear
This man they called the "Balladeer"

Each story had a subtle  twist
That even whales could not resist
The ocean beasts would leave there course
And follow him without remorse
They gathered round him just to hear
Poetic tales of Balladeer

I heard it said one winter night
That moonbeams bathed in pearly light
A hundred whales, a thousand seals
More than a  million fish and eels
All lured, enchanted and endeared
To every verse of Balladeer

I said no poet on this earth
Was ever deemed to be of worth
To beast of ocean, beast of land
To every single mortal man
But as the ship was drawing near
I heard the voice of Balladeer

My ears at once were mesmerized
My eyes were stilled and hypnotized
Within a moment�s time I slid
Into the ranks of seal and squid
And just as they, I stretched to hear
Each word that came from Balladeer

A widow�s walk, a soldiers plight
A wheel turned left instead of right
Just as McDonalds morning crew
I swabbed the deck and sailed the blue
Among my mates to wildly cheer
The tallest tales of Balladeer

Liz

[This message has been edited by Nan (03-03-2009 11:15 PM).]

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1 posted 03-03-2009 06:16 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I will wildly cheer the tales of that rascal too.  However, that small talks so slow, and so smooth, he darn near put me to sleep reciting (from memory) an epic poem of his.  It wasn't from lack of interest, it was just his hypnotic voice.  

Lizzie, I love ya!   This brought back times of our Cape Cod visit, and I am almost due to go again!  I miss it, you, Nan, and the Christmastree Shop.
Dr.Moose1
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2 posted 03-03-2009 06:19 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Elizabeth,
I find myself succumbing to the rapture
of this piece, however, you do realize this is going to make "Deers'" head swell more than the "poetry viagra" he was taking in the workshop! Lol.
Doc
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3 posted 03-03-2009 06:32 PM       View Profile for turtle   Email turtle   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for turtle

Hi Liz,

What people won't do to get a seat at the captain's table for dinner....lol

This is a excellent ballad Liz and I'm sure our captain will be forth-with.

Thank you for the read.

turtle

 
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