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A Key West Captain's Tale

Offshore in a Key West snorkeling trip
The old tar captain was really quite hip
Asked where the Bermuda Triangle was,
At first he laughed, then looked at me with pause

“About twenty yards yonder,” he replied
You should have seen how my eyes opened wide
“I was on a ship once,” he continued,
“Through a deep green mist our vessel did glide.”

He swore a UFO hovered above
Until the fog lifted and skies were clear
“Oh, my!” I cried, “This is what I write of --
I can’t believe the triangle is so near!”

Though captain and crew had been left unharmed
All of them remembered that eerie day
Just as I’ll not forget feeling alarmed
With the triangle not so far away

The captain had tales, legends in his head 
An incredible inspiration source
That night on land as I lay in a bed
I wished I’d learned more; I felt much remorse

*True Story.  I was writing a book on Atlantis and the Bermuda Triangle when I met the old captain.

*For Craig Cornish Contest on tge Most Fascinating Person I Knew

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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  1. Date: 8/3/2013 4:26:00 AM
    Go West my daughter... and grow with the country...Lovely poem.

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 1:27:00 PM
    I really like this, Carolyn, thanks! Jimmy

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 12:03:00 AM
    great! I would be following your poems

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
    an experience expressed with life.

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 7:37:00 AM
    I was sure i had commented on this tale before.. A write with echoes of the unknown resounding through its salt laden lines Carolyn..yours Joe..'

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 5:17:00 PM
    Best I have read in a while...where are you now?

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 3:43:00 AM
    Good Morning Carolyn!very nicely penned Poem about Bermuda Triangle.Hope you have finished the book.Miss you here.

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 5:15:00 AM
    Intertesting work..The Bermuda Triangle and the Fountain of Youth right there close to you and not far from me..Sara

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Nicely written, hope you finished your book, would be very interesting read. Namaste. Rick

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 8:31:00 PM
    Carolyn, I hope you're just busy publishing a book and haven't left us for good. God forbid you've disappeared in the "triangle"! Just wanted to know you're OK.

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 2:35:00 PM
    I am finally seeing this one . YOu did really well in the contest with it and I really found it interesting. Was just thinking of you today and wondering how you are doing. Linda is not coming here any more either. But I think you are here sometimes, right? Hope to hear from you sometime. LUv, Andrea ps. Big congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:21:00 PM
    Congratulations !!! Carolyn!! Well done. I hope all is tollerable with you. ;) love you bunches deb

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:13:00 PM
    It is such a joy to see a poem of yours again, Carolyn! Hope you are doing well !!! You have been missed!

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:04:00 PM
    congrats Caroline ....Seren

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Yes it would have been extremely interest ion to listen to the captain's stories. Congrats on your well deserved win Carolyn. Connie

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 12:55:00 PM
    Carolyn, really, I was intriqued by this because I have been to Key West many times and been out fishing there leaving out to the Atlantic by the Niles Channel, also I read a book or two about Hemingway's fishing experiences there--Love it--very interesting.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 7:14:00 AM
    Hey you? Sorry that I haven't been able to answer your comment page but I'm dealing with majorhealth isssues and I'm slowly recovering as usual you continue to amaze, what a gift very good love the intrique of the triangle. God bless Bob

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 8:51:00 AM
    Carolyn sweet Carolyn howv i miss you.Hiw are you?So many changes in my lilfe.I feel familiar with this poem.My pleasure to read you again..big hug

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 3:22:00 PM
    As always, your write the most interesting and well written poems, Seafaress! This is another gem from your long list of exceptional poetry! Love, Annalise