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Another Traveler's Tale

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-27-1999 11:45 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Ah, rest yer bones, me bonnie lad.
For I’ve a yarn to spin.
It takes me back two score o’ years,
An’ I was young back then.
Them was the days a man o’ iron
Could win a fortune, sure!
Provided that his blade was sharp,
An’ if his heart was pure.
I signed wi’ ruddy Cap’n Muir-
To do a bit o’ fightin’
To win a fortune, my desire-
The thought were right excitin’.
for Scotland, though I love her...
Fair filled me heart wi’ dread-
They’d posted me fer robbin’
Put a price upon me head.
We sailed from out of Dover-
Where I was layin’ low...
An’ didn’t board the schooner
Till she was set to go.
I couldna find the place we went,
E’en on a bloody map-
The clearest mem’ry that I have-
It was a bloomin’ trap.
Ah, Muir, a bonnie fightin’ man
A planner, he was dim-
An’ in the hottest fightin’ there-
I was long side of him-
“Ah, Cap’n, mon, ye must be daft”!
Not knowin’ that we’re beat...
A Scotsman’s never known to run
But sometimes we retreat”.
Midst flame and steel, I saw him reel
An’ springin’ to his side-
He said, “Ha’ done, but it was fun”-
Then smiled at me, an’ died.
it started out a bonnie fray,
But soon turned to a rout....
Two hundred strong we went to play-
But fifty made it out!
For nine and twenty year, me boy-
I fought..to no avail-
I earn me livin’ wi’ me wits-
So goes the Traveler’s Tale.

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Live large, people!
~GS~ http://www.geocities.com/montcogunslinger/HomePage.html




[This message has been edited by Gunslinger (edited 11-30-1999).]
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Marge Tindal
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1 posted 11-27-1999 11:53 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Slinger - You are so lyrically delightful.
The more I read ... the more I enjoy !

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Denise
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2 posted 11-27-1999 11:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A great big DITTO!! Very very nice! It is always a pleasure, Sir!

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3 posted 11-30-1999 09:59 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Ah yeah....what a skipper of a piece lad! Me thinks me likes it a lot! You are certainly good with that there accent...cross between pirate and Scotish! hehe

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~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

 
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