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A Pirates Prayer of Thanks

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A Pirates Prayer of Thanks

I come to you with humble thanks for all that you’ve delivered, For Englishmen to walk the planks and for timbers left unshivered. I thank you for a glassy sea and the steady blowing breeze, For giving all these things to me without making me say please. And I thank you for the horizon where sea and sky do meet, For every new sun that I watch risin’ is a day of fate I’ll cheat. It is my hope dear loving Lord that I can bring you pleasure, By throwing someone overboard and stealing all their treasure. And when I navigate at night you send the northern star, I feel then that I’m alright and it’s to you that I’ll say ARRR. There’s a lesson that some people teach about the carrying that you do, But I knew that the footprints on the beach must have belonged to you. ‘Cause I got a peg and there’s no doubt it would’ve got stuck into the sand. I couldn’t have pulled myself back out because I got this hook for one hand. I’d like to see you but by some quirk my good eye got covered by my patch, I know that I’m just salvage work and it’s you who’ll batten down my hatch. So Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum and raise the Jolly Roger to the sky, And praise Him from whom blessings come the one who reigns on high. For I am grateful for the gifts that you have granted me, A pirate ship that is so swift and the blue green open sea.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2011 1:01:00 PM
    Tony, congrats on your winning. I knew it would rank as a top winner. Rosalyn

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 6:22:00 PM
    As always, your humour delights me. I am sure it delights ' the one who reigns on high' too...smiles Margaret

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 4:49:00 PM
    Congrats Tony on a super win with these words of prayer from a pirate luv..

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 3:49:00 PM
    Tony, Your writing topics are so vast these days....love the footprints on the beach that belonged to Him...wonderful to incorporate that line...Congrats Aye Matey! Congrats. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 12:48:00 PM
    ha! great humor in this! especially the line about bringing the Lord pleasure...so funny! great descriptions and incorporation of pirate language too. congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 7:33:00 AM
    Tony, this is a very amusing and clever poem. Thanks for sharing and congratulations

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 6:04:00 AM
    tomy congrats on your great win..David

    Williams Avatar David Williams
    Date: 11/9/2011 6:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tony, sorry
  1. Date: 11/9/2011 5:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Frank's "Compose A Prayer"contest Tony. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 3:26:00 AM
    I loved the feeling and the memory of being on a sailing ship there Tony , I could feel myself back up unfurling the sails and swaying back and forth with the waves. xx

  1. Date: 11/7/2011 8:37:00 PM
    Yo ho ho and 2 bottles of rum for you. The life of a pirate, wonderfully penned. Rosalyn

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 11:10:00 PM
    Tony. An amazing imagination you have. This was a joy to read. Well done.

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 8:11:00 PM
    You never disappoint Tony, Such a great verse with a fun and serious side. Fanatastic write my friend. Lizzy

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 6:25:00 PM
    and the blue green open sea, jogs in me an ancient memory, when as a cabin boy of old Portugal, we sailed around the horn, folorn, were drowned, and the sharks ate bloody well :(

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 4:24:00 PM
    hey Tony you've done a tremendous job creating this pirates prayer. So very enjoyable. Love those timbers left unshivered : )

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 2:23:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your creative way of says thanks..If for a contest, good luck in it..Reads like a winner to me..Thanks for the kind review of my work...Sara

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 1:23:00 PM
    LOL, our Lord will not be too pleased if you toss someone overboard and steal their treasure, Tony. Just love your sense of humor and I'm adding you to my favorite poets. This is awesome! Love, Carolyn

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 11/4/2011 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Only the Lord can see the goodness in some of our hearts. Tony
  1. Date: 11/4/2011 9:27:00 AM
    Oka pirate with bad eye, this is so cool, but before I come aboard your ship, I'll make sure to hide all me treasures LOL. Vie

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 11/4/2011 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's good cause lookin' fer treasure's what we like doin' the best. ARRR
  1. Date: 11/4/2011 6:56:00 AM
    Lovely, made me smile especially the peg & hook bit :)