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Below is the poem entitled THE FLYING DUTCHMAN which was written by poet cherl dunn. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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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
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.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2015 3:26:00 PM
    Cheryl, I truly enjoyed the read. :O) Thank you. Well done. :O) Keep up with the great work. Keep on penning. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful and creative talents with us. We all truly appreciate it. *S* Cynthia

  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: 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 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