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Offline Blackbead

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Happy Father's Day to all ye paternal, piratical parents!!
« on: June 10, 2008, 10:43:40 AM »
Dad, Ye Be Me Favorite Pirate

Dad, ye be me favorite pirate:
Ye taught me all I need to know,
From how to keep me cutlass clean
To where the Trade Winds blow.

You showed me how to tie me kerchief
So that it stays upon me head,
And you taught me how to use a knife
To pick the weevils from me bread.

You schooled me in me navigatin’,
How to guide me ship by a star,
And ye taught me how to talk like a pirate:
When it’s really correct to say “arrrr!”

Dad, ye be me favorite pirate,
And there’s only one thing more to say:
Not only do I thank ye with all of me heart
But I’ll join your crew any day!

Stephen Sanders
 ©2008
"It's not the gold that sets our sails, 'tis freedom and the promise of a better life that raises our black flags."

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Re: Happy Father's Day to all ye paternal, piratical parents!!
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 12:45:11 PM »
I love this!!! I have to admit I'm partial to rhyming quatrain, but when it's coupled with perfect meter, humor and sentiment it really grabs my imagination! I could see and hear the little boy here talking to his beloved father/Captain. Well done!
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Re: Happy Father's Day to all ye paternal, piratical parents!!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 07:51:49 AM »
Thank you!  I sold a few of these last Father's Day at Lawton.  I love going to garage sales and buying old frames and then trying to find the perfect picture to use as a watermark.  Put them all together with one of me poems and, sometimes, they work!
"It's not the gold that sets our sails, 'tis freedom and the promise of a better life that raises our black flags."

 

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