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Treasure for Maureen

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Treasure for Maureen

A midnight ship with silver sails
And hoisted flags with scarlet tails
Is whisked by winds of golden gales
Descending from the skies above.

And though the decks are wet and soaken,
Still the hull is swift and oaken
So the course remains unbroken,
Trailing wakes of turtledoves.

With storm departed, then no sooner
Comes, unseen, a pirate schooner
Neath the nighttime, light and lunar,
Pouncing with a push and shove.

Though hope seems lost, a cyclone saves 
Dispersing foes and other knaves
With frothy foamy fisted waves 
Which strike like leaden leather gloves.

Secured, the ship has safely landed
- Left behind, the pirates stranded -
Passers-by are smiling candid,
Knowing not the value of.

For hidden in the wooden hold
Is treasure bursting unforetold
- Far more than diamonds, thyme and gold -
It brings unbound a brother’s Love.

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  1. Date: 9/10/2012 9:30:00 PM
    what a most interesting write!!! I see a cool pattern where every last line has monorhyme. What is this form called?

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 4:46:00 AM
    This is a masterpiece. Excellent job

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 4:37:00 PM
    it rhymes an flows, not comatose, and tells a story well, grows a picture in its spell, great poetry you show!

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 2:49:00 PM
    Nice writing here. Clever use of rhyming words.

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 7:19:00 AM
    Terry, for a wonderful poem - it is a golden gem. Have a peaceful weekend. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 7:15:00 PM
    amazing lines of imagery and beauty Terry with fascinating tale too .. the sea is so mysterious .. excellent rhyme sequence luv ..

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 4:23:00 PM
    I've always loved poetry about the sea and ships. This one has an added bonus with the pirates. Great rhyming, a constant beat, giving the reader the sensation of waves. Kudos to you Terry! Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 1:59:00 PM
    what a lovely story, Terry - with impeccable rhyme and rhythm, as always

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 11:50:00 AM
    Love the imagery and flow to this. Excellent writing my friend, Cindy

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 11:59:00 AM
    I am so happy to have time to read some wonderful poetry today. Glad yours was one of the pieces I was able to read Terry. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 8:30:00 AM
    awesome rhyme, Terry, love the story and the imagery.