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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

Off the cape of good hope,
On dead-man’s rocky reef,
A legend from old was born.
Behold The Flying Dutchman, 
Phantom’s driven ghost ship.
Seeking infinities isle beyond,
Mortal fleshes reach.  
The captains wheel sets a
Study coarse full ahead.
Treachery’s boney skeleton walkers,
 Follow his orders without question.
It is the devils own hand picked,
  A madman’s crew,
Hell bound disciples riding,
Currents restless waves towards,
Destiny's unknown passages.
The grim reapers soul seekers,
Beware all at sea if you witness,
The Dutchman’s murky birthing.
From depths fathoms below,
Tarred torn canvas sails unfurl,
Upon broken masts covered,
By seaweeds greenish slime.
Under heavy pressures crushing
Weight,
A chilling graveyard of wreckage's,
Carnage exists, 
An isolation forgotten realm.
A tidal avalanche, aquatic blues,
Perfect storm envelopes,
Everything in it's destructive path.
Dragging anchors chains behind,
Death's black vessel  brakes, 
The surfaces tension.
Cutting through the rough waves
At eases pace.
Readily welcoming those lost aboard,
Then she'll dive towards deep waters,
Farthest edge.
Behold The Flying Dutchman’s,
Legend lives forever on.
 In nightmares screaming twilight hour,
Another soul becomes enchained.
And a skeleton walker joins, 
The devils own.
BY: CHERYL ANNA DUNN



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  1. Date: 10/17/2014 9:13:00 AM
    truly outstanding piece of writing excellent pen cherl

  1. Date: 5/11/2014 7:19:00 PM
    Chel, the Flying Dutchman is one of my fascinations. There are very few who capture its mystery in poetry and you surely did upon writing this piece. Your storytelling is also compelling.

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
    Hello Cherl, the Flying Dutchman, is one of my favorite phantom ships, with no living crew aboard. I think, you pin the terror from one of the devils own.... Stopping by to say hi and Goodnight... xox..Linda

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 1:13:00 PM
    Hi Cherl, another fine write from your pen. You bring this maritime legend to life. Some Captains know the signs that the dutchman comes. They know to look to the sky and the sea. Both give sign that the dutchman comes. Forever does that ship haunt our villainous waters. As you say, out of the water like an arrow, hell spawn for a crew. Hard to port and run with the wind, that's allyou can do, for the dutchman be after you. Brillisantly done. Have a good day. Catch you later, Your Friend....MIKE

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 4:20:00 PM
    Cherl, a beautiful blessings with your creative top featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself an excellent day... I know I sure am. :-) or should I say I will at least try. Always~ & ~ Forever*LINDA

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 12:35:00 PM
    The Flying Dutchman was a gret read! Nice writing Cheryl.

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 8:40:00 AM
    I would call this a great epic poem... You get more people reading yours than I get to read most of mine. Impressive work...

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 8:55:00 AM
    Good...one... love this... you are a good poet...

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 12:41:00 AM
    I love this - legends born out of scintillating stories. You've developed the theme and story very well. And the language is superb. Well done Cherl!

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 2:56:00 PM
    Awsome write :)

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 1:38:00 PM
    nice write Cheryl,getting my little row boat out of the way lol