“Write a poem from the perspective of a pirate ship captain writing to the woman he loves.”
– a prompt for this week’s CW piece.
When we were together
you wanted to go to the beach,
but I thought that was the greatest kitsch,
so I blamed it on the weather.
You say you’re in love with the sea,
but there’s nothing greater than the ocean, my Chickpea.
You listen to the ocean in your shell,
but you don’t realize that some of the waves put me through hell.
I wanted to ask you to join me in a life of crime,
but I know it couldn’t be your pastime.
So I’ll sell some of the gold,
for when we get old.
And on the beach we shall lay,
and watch the ships come into the bay.
For you love me and my hook,
and it doesn’t matter that I can’t cook.
Grocery bags you hang on it
and we hurry home so you can knit.
My love is vast like the ocean.
Deep as the sea.
Yours is bright like the lightning.
Strong as the wind.
Marry me, my Sweet Lady
and your treasure only I will loot.
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