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2016 Pirate Poems

SET A NEW COURSE

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SET A NEW COURSE

SET A NEW COURSE (pirate haiku)
When the waves deny
smooth sailing, tis the time to
tack, find a new line.

ZOOM

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ZOOM

ZOOM (pirate haiku)
Set a course cross seas
thick with raucous white topped waves,
wild with untapped glee.

ANSWERED

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ANSWERED

ANSWERED (pirate haiku)
For every wave,
I am fated to relate,
tales of every day.

BOOKED

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BOOKED

BOOKED (pirate haiku)
Tis a tragedy
history casts her spotlight
on her barnacles.

THE UNKNOWN

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THE UNKNOWN

THE UNKNOWN (pirate haiku)
Ye cannot know all
that ye do not as yet know.
Look, listen, sail on.

THE KNOWN

Posted by on 8:52 am in 2016 poems, featured, Haiku | 0 comments

THE KNOWN

THE KNOWN (pirate haiku)
More curse then blessing.
To know the truth is to know
who is telling lies.

HEAVEN

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HEAVEN

HEAVEN (pirate haiku)
Where is the riffing,
up there among the harpists?
Where is the improv?

WATERROAD

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WATERROAD

WATERROAD (pirate haiku)
The past guide thee
on thy journey only if
you allow entry.

SHIFTED

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SHIFTED

SHIFTED (pirate haiku)
Currents, jet streams, tides.
Change is inevitable.
Winds carry whispers.

RESPECT

Posted by on 8:14 am in 2016 poems, featured, Haiku | 0 comments

RESPECT

RESPECT (pirate haiku)
Salute thy captain –
Not with thy hand or thy heel,
with thy open ears.

MISUNDERSTOOD

Posted by on 8:07 am in 2016 poems, featured, Haiku | 0 comments

MISUNDERSTOOD

MISUNDERSTOOD (pirate haiku)
When they hear my name,
they believe they understand.
But there’s so much more.

FORWARD, HO

Posted by on 9:06 am in 2016 poems, featured, Haiku | 0 comments

FORWARD, HO

FORWARD, HO (pirate haiku)
If thy course does shift,
reset thy sails, modify.
Repeat as needed.

REGRET

Posted by on 8:28 am in 2016 poems, featured, Haiku | 0 comments

REGRET

REGRET (pirate haiku)
Shivering timbers
refers not to mizzen mast,
but to thy own hull.

MENTAL, PHYSICAL

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MENTAL, PHYSICAL

MENTAL, PHYSICAL (pirate haiku)
The course remains rough.
The crew belief not enough
to overcome doubt.

REFUGEE

Posted by on 7:24 am in 2016 poems, featured, Haiku | 0 comments

REFUGEE

REFUGEE (pirate haiku)
She arrived in peace.
We offered her protection.
She could not accept.

ATTITUDE

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ATTITUDE

ATTITUDE (pirate haiku)
Tis a simple plan
to fold when faced with fury.
Holding on takes strength.

LIES

Posted by on 8:03 am in 2016 poems, featured, Haiku | 0 comments

LIES

LIES (pirate haiku)
Some say I’m a lie,
a story told at midnight,
a fabled warning.

FLEE THE SCENE

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FLEE THE SCENE

FLEE THE SCENE (pirate haiku)
We have been betrayed.
Feared. Despised. Misunderstood.
Unfairly accused.

FLY THE COLORS

Posted by on 7:57 am in 2016 poems, featured, Haiku | 0 comments

FLY THE COLORS

FLY THE COLORS (pirate haiku)
Some claimed colors clashed.
I know better. I was there.
Flags were just for fun.

RAISE THE FLAG

Posted by on 8:14 am in 2016 poems, featured, Haiku | 0 comments

RAISE THE FLAG

RAISE THE FLAG (pirate haiku)
Some would say tis true,
the tall tales of yesteryear.
The feelings of fear.