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Song Of The Seamen And Their Ship Called Mary Rose

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Song Of The Seamen And Their Ship Called Mary Rose

Mary Rose, the mighty sailing sea vessel glided majestically across the waves 
She had robustly and bravely sailed the briny waves for many a night and day
With the ocean's heaving gusting squalls blowing off proud stern and mast
Sailing victorious and proud - her billowing white sails were cast
The calm, liquid waters of the sea flowed quietly purple for now-
Unaware of the coming storm that would beat furious against her bow 

Her alabaster sails whipped violent and furious in the oncoming storm
Impending doom was yelling its cries while the seamen went unwarned
Down below, inside their cabins the seamen peacefully slept
Wrapped in the secure watch that their gallant captain kept
The oceans black, boiling waves beat savage against starboard and port
As Captain Noe standing fearless - at first quake, did not the storm report

The old wooden beams of the Mary Rose began to restlessly moan and creak
While the blackened roaring, rolling waves beat furious against her feet
Her alabaster sails rose proud- beating mighty against wailing squalls and gusts
While deep inside the bow in bunks, the sleeping seamen thrust 

Suddenly...they heard the captain's distraught voice cry out 
When the seamen heard his voice -they heard fear without doubt
“Awake, all of ye’ ”,   Captain Noe forcefully roared
“Alive! Awake… all ye’ seaman come quickly up on board”!

The savage spirit of the sea reigned fierce with rage and fear
While the brave captain fought - loyal seaman brought up the rear
They courageously fought together - not silenced by the eye of death
As the sea raged violently against them with its brutal, menacing breath 

To save their mighty Mary Rose, they’d dip their very souls in blood 
Leaving themselves merciless against this drunken, mighty flood
With plank and bow standing fierce between them and their fate
The raging ocean’s fierce, blackened waves - the sea they could not hate

The morning brought the warming sun which rose broad above the waves
The winds had tamed their violent voice against captain and seaman brave
With unshakable courage and seaman’s wit not once were spirits broke
Each cheered his mate and captain strong as they fought with steady stroke
Their peril fought in days of danger and night filled with pain
Their manly courage did not wane - their fight was not in vain
For all the courageous seamen and their brave Captain Noe
Joined together in hand and spirit to save...their proud Mary Rose 




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  1. Date: 8/9/2012 10:09:00 AM

    A well deserved win for you. Congratulations Anne. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 10:31:00 AM

    WOW, you had me on the edge of my seat, Anne! Well done!! Congrats on your win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 1:41:00 PM

    LOVE IT! What an awesome tale!! Congrats, this is a #1 for me. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 8:31:00 AM

    Congratulations Anne xx

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 12:02:00 AM

    anne I am still not seeing the words "on the ocean waves", this must be exact somewhere in the poem, I am seeing similar wording. Every entry must contain that phrasing as is, you can re-edit to contain that phrase and change it back after the contest is over if you wish but if that phrase is not there it doesn't qualify

    Roberts Avatar Francine Roberts
    Date: 7/27/2012 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awesome, now it qualifies, you will find in my contests Anne no one places unless all rules are met, I'm a pain in the... you know
    murray Avatar anne p. murray
    Date: 7/27/2012 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Francine...my bad! You are right there are similar words, but not those exact words. However, I changed it, so now they can be found in the 2nd sentence of the poem. Thank you for your kind patience Blessings...Anne
  1. Date: 7/26/2012 7:30:00 PM

    please go back and read the contest rules. especially the part about even masterpieces will not place if all rules aren't followed, thanks ,you have lots of time for a re-edit if you wish

    murray Avatar anne p. murray
    Date: 7/26/2012 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Opps. I'm sorry, I went back and checked and found I did enter this in your contest, but I thought I had followed the rules.. "1 ) On the Ocean Waves. (did that) must appear somewhere in the poem) 2) minimum 12 lines (did that) 3) any form but IDK ( did that) What am I missing here? Thanks
    murray Avatar anne p. murray
    Date: 7/26/2012 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wasn't aware I had entered this poem in a contest. Just because I post a poem doesn't necessarily mean I want to enter it in a contest. If I did and don't remember doing so...what rules are you referring to???
  1. Date: 7/26/2012 10:59:00 AM

    Thank you very much I am humbled and honored. I enjoyed writing this peace as it was a different gere for me Peace and love...Anne

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 9:39:00 AM

    A very good tale. I enjoyed reading this account of bravery and fortitude. Love, Suzette

    murray Avatar anne p. murray
    Date: 7/26/2012 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Suzette. I apprciate your comments. This was enjoyable fme to write...out of my typical genre Blessings..Anne