Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.


Read Poems by Al Parry

Al Parry Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below are poems written by poet Al Parry. Click the Next or Previous links below the poem to navigate between poems. Remember, Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth. Thank you.

List of ALL Al Parry poems

Best Al Parry Poems

+ Follow Poet

The poem(s) are below...


NextLast

Sea Shanty

As they were sailing ‘cross the ocean deep
They watched the sunrise and the diving grebe.

When up in the top, the lookout did spy
A storm advancing, with his weather eye.

The helmsman heeded the word from above
And steered the walty gal forth at a scud.

Night tide came fast and they were flooded by dark,
The waves surged and the salty, sea dogs barked.

The raw wind cut and the rain assailed down,
As men pooled together to fight off the drown.

The dodger succumbed, and the foremast fell
The ship was immersed in the maritime hell.

As dawn broke, with only waveson afloat.
The ocean had seized another game boat.

Good men will be mourned, and the tempest damned,
We left to ponder why they left dry land.

Copyright © Al Parry | Year Posted 2013

NextLast

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment

 
  1. Date: 1/30/2016 1:32:00 PM

    AL, A great pleasure to find and read your pen today. Love -- SKAT --
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:30:00 AM

    Al, Congratulations with your nice winning poem ... xox~ LINDA
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:54:00 AM

    thank you for choosing my contest. Congrats! ~SKAT~

Back