CW: In the deep blue sea.

“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.
[Source: @DailyPrompt]

 

Daphne:

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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P.S. As always, you are more than welcome to use this prompt to inspire your post. If you decide to write something, be sure to pingback to this post, so that I can get an alert and check out your post. (A post on how to do pingbacks can be found here.) If pingbacks are not your thing, feel free to simply leave a link to your piece in the comment section below. The more, the merrier!

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21 thoughts on “CW: In the deep blue sea.

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    1. RR is awesome not only for finding potentially dead links (for the writer) and old content (for the reader), but also for nostalgia (for the writer). I re-read that piece and laughed. Some great parts, some so-so, but overall – FUN!

      @DailyPrompt used to be my go-to for the longest time. After a while, I noticed that the prompts get recycled, but you have to go through quite a few to notice that. Let us know if you choose to publish something inspired by the prompt on your blog. My hope was that I would spark a group of people that would participate regularly, boosting one another’s creativity, but that has not happened as of yet. The Carrot Ranch and BBprompts are great blogs for prompts (CR once a week, BB once a month), if you wanted to research more. I like them for the communities (though, they are not perfect).

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