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Famous Bilges Poems by Famous Poets

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by Kipling, Rudyard
...en pounding at her strake;
 Hoped the Lord 'ud keep his thumb on the plummer-block.
 Banged against the iron decks, bilges choked with coal;
 Flayed and frozen foot and hand, sick of heart and soul;
 Last we prayed she'd buck herself into judgment Day --
 Hi! we cursed the Bolivar knocking round the Bay!

O her nose flung up to sky, groaning to be still --
 Up and down and back we went, never time for breath;
Then the money paid at Lloyd's caught her by the heel,
 And the...Read More

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