A Key West Captain's Tale

Written by: Carolyn Devonshire

Offshore in a Key West snorkeling trip
The old tar captain was really quite hip
Asked where the Bermuda Triangle was,
At first he laughed, then looked at me with pause

“About twenty yards yonder,” he replied
You should have seen how my eyes opened wide
“I was on a ship once,” he continued,
“Through a deep green mist our vessel did glide.”

He swore a UFO hovered above
Until the fog lifted and skies were clear
“Oh, my!” I cried, “This is what I write of --
I can’t believe the triangle is so near!”

Though captain and crew had been left unharmed
All of them remembered that eerie day
Just as I’ll not forget feeling alarmed
With the triangle not so far away

The captain had tales, legends in his head 
An incredible inspiration source
That night on land as I lay in a bed
I wished I’d learned more; I felt much remorse


*True Story.  I was writing a book on Atlantis and the Bermuda Triangle when I met the old captain.


*For Craig Cornish Contest on tge Most Fascinating Person I Knew