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A SIMPLE ACT OF MUTINY

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A SIMPLE ACT OF MUTINY

A SIMPLE ACT OF MUTINY I was a mate among a crew, it was in my younger years when I was raw and restless and served aboard a privateer. I stood accused of mutiny, I'd called my conscience up to arms and tried to commandeer my ship away from certain harm. The captain was a madman, he had us in desperate straits, war winds blew against us and we sailed a sea of hate. Though I was bound before him, I could see too he was chained to a sorry sense of duty that had driven him insane. I knew his orders came to him from a high command and sensed upon his shoulder a hidden bloody hand. It was plain that dark intrigues raged above our ranks and no matter what did or said I was to be outflanked. He made his case against me, as I stood before the mast and I said these words in my defense before my lot was cast. "It's not an act of mutiny to call your conscience up to arms and try and commandeer your ship away from certain harm. I will not pull upon an oar that will row this ship off the edge or eternity and into history's crypt. and by no authority will I unfurl a sail that will blow us to extinction in the crosswinds of this gale." I was ordered set adrift and went without a qualm though the sea raged about me the storm within me calmed. It's not an act of mutiny to call your conscience up to arms and try to commandeer your ship away from certain harm.

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 8:23:00 PM
    A creative and imaginative write. The reader is pulled into a world of living on the sea and the journey it takes you Nice job

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 12:25:00 AM
    A seaworthy write that had me glued til the very end. The last 2 stanzas were my favorite...Gwendolen