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Diamond Drummond

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Diamond Drummond

It was in the days of the galleon
We were sent to catch a rapscallion
The legendary pirate with name to dread
Diamond Drummond, the captain who led

A fearless crew who plundered not gold
But jewels worth a fortune untold
We set sail across the oceans blue
With cannon and a masterful crew

We sailed for twenty days and more 
Till we saw the diamond eye moored near the shore
The skull and crossbones flew high on the mast
We knew our search was over at last

In the silence of night we managed to heave to
With cutlasses ready to fight all the crew
A battle ensued that is hard to forget
The blood and the bodies piled high no regret

Suddenly Diamond Drummond was there
In front of me laughing without a care
Jewels in his belt in his scabbard and hat
One in his belly button  large and fat

A thrust of my cutlass cut him down to the ground
At his death the noise stopped except for the pound
Of my heart in my ears as the pulse it still raced
In a kind of dream all around me paced

The crew of the diamond eye dropped their weapons on the floor
Without their captain they could fight no more
They were rounded up and put in the brig
All the jewels were rescued from small to big

Diamond Drummond was laying out on his own 
Beneath his eye patch a diamond as big as a stone
We would take that with us a proof of his demise
Perhaps to be mounted as our victory prize

On leaving the diamond eye in the bay
We sank it and at the bottom of the sea now she lays 
Travelling home with our booty in the hold
Once home this victorious story was told

It will go down in history for all to see
How great was the captain, crew and me
To show that piracy just does not pay
That justice will catch up with you one day

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  1. Date: 10/18/2012 2:43:00 PM
    a great pirate tale from you. I take it you must love those pirate movies that used to come out almost every year!

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 7:31:00 AM
    I am overwhelmed by the rythymic content . Thumbs up!

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/15/2012 11:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Paschal thanks for the comment, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 10/8/2012 2:35:00 PM
    wow Owen this is good, so creative, enjoyed..

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 7:59:00 PM
    Love this narrative poem. You tell a mean story, Owen. But I love it!

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/8/2012 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sherese tyhanks for the comment, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 10/6/2012 2:32:00 PM
    Intriguing story... well developed and laid out! Excellent... Terry

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/8/2012 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Terry thanks for the comment, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 10/6/2012 11:06:00 AM
    Hi Owan! Am late replying,(as usual)..! Outstanding rhyme you have written here my friend:) A true pleasure to read it! Have a peaceful and blessed weekend over there:) Take Care,Arild

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/8/2012 12:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Arild thanks for the comment, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 10/6/2012 8:52:00 AM
    A ROUSING ADVENTURE OWEN SO APTLY DEPICTED AND BRILLIANTLY PENNED LUV .. WINNING WISHES IN CONTEST TOO ,, THANKXX FOR YOUR SWEET CRITIQUE' ON MY INSPIRATION POEM LUV ..

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 2:40:00 AM
    delightful tale, owen... i like your outlook on pirates, especially for this particular theme... amazingly scribed!..: huggs!

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 2:36:00 AM
    a very nice story in poem form...so creative.. i like it very much friend Owen..its like I'm travelling with you hahahaha....Good day!! **Maria**

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 1:53:00 PM
    It's so beautifully written Owen. - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/6/2012 1:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Anne Lise thanks for the comment and have a good weekend to my friend, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 10/5/2012 1:21:00 PM
    such an enjoyable tale, rhyme and meter were spot on

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/5/2012 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Francine thanks for the comment, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 10/5/2012 1:11:00 PM
    Owen terriffic write, great story my friend, well done...David

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/5/2012 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi David great to hear from you always value your comment, take care my friend, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 10/5/2012 1:11:00 PM
    This is great! Good job!

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 1:06:00 PM
    Love this one, it is such good fun as well as a darn good write xx

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 12:49:00 PM
    Great story that you have told..That was a time when so wicked men ruled for a short time until someone stronger and meaner came along..If for a contest, reads to me like winners' list..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 10/5/2012 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sara thanks for dropping by and the kind word, all the best Owen