Jolly Roger Encounter A Poetic Tale

The fog was quite thick,still the sun shine was bright…

It was hard to see in such nebulous light…

We were on our skiff quite a bit from the shore,

I had never felt quite so lost before…

Just then, my love, she saw it emerge,

Huge and slow like a drifting iceberg…

Upon it was flying a skull and some bones,

A flag with well known, ominous tones…

The galley, she drifted, no sound came from the deck,

Compared to her size we were naught but a speck…

We wondered allowed, why she hadn’t a crew,

There were not any pirates, not even a few…

A ghost ship perhaps, slipped its mooring and fled,

And ended up here spreading round quite some dread…

Still it was scary, I can honestly say,

We were glad when she passed and meandered away.

Have you had any experiences that can relate to this tale? If so, please tell us about them in the comments below!

For more pirate tales be sure to check out Poet The Pirate’s Outrageous Poem!

Thank you for reading and have a great day!

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: nebulous

Word of the Day Challenge: love

Jolly Roger image by Hasselqvist @ pixabay

Jim Sponseller – – 2019

Published by Jim Sponseller

Family man, father, programmer, and artist. I work with digital art, photographs, author poems and fiction, and also work in artistic metal smithing. You can find poems, photos, and digital art samplings at Thank you for your support! If you like my offerings and would like to donate, please buy me a coffee:

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