Description: thought I'd post a change of pace,I was just rembering how me an my cousins used to play pirates,only I was never a pirate I was a girl and gals are bad luck on a ship ha I was the serving maid the one to bring them there ale(ice tea) ha
Magic of a Story -------------------------------------------
Dreamed of sailing the seven seas
As I sat upon my Grand-fathers knee
Of pirates of old and their many glories
For he often read me of such stories
With their swords and cutless knife
Captain Kidd and Blackbeard came to life
Fighting on the sea until a ship was sank
And having a mutineer walk the plank
Feeling the sea wind blowing in my hair
And doing only things that a pirate would dare
Tasting the spray of salt upon my face
All within Grand-fathers loving embrace
Pirate ships and sailing I've a special fondness for
They remind me of a time I'll not see anymore
Always will I remember Grand-father reading to me
Of adventurous men that sailed the seven seas
this was a delightful little read, remembering your grandfather and the stories he told you about pirates and such. i have some wonderful memories of my grandfather as well, mostly teaching me magic tricks. they are wonderful memories that we carry in our hearts when our loved one is long gone.
What a delightful poem about fun on the seas and more so just going back to when we were kids. Half the things I did as a kid I would be scared to try again so I guess I'll have to learn some new tricks when I start into my "second childhood" I enjoyed read'n this, now if I could just figure out how I got in here, I would know the way out!
I'm so happy you did write about a childhood memory. You spoke with such awe and fondness recalling your days on the ship, ha, that we, the reader felt it too. Great flow and just beautiful rhyming and imagery. I think mentioning pretend games is a sure way to reach all your readers, for we all have one. This was perfect. I think you are a great story teller also. It must run in the family. Great job Linda!
Haye to the JOLLY RODGERS !!!!! ( that's the name of the skull and bones flag by the way !!)
I really liked how your text was kind of nostalgic but light and positive at the same time. All along the text I was trying to put myself in the body of a young girl dreaming to be a pirate... that was a good exercice !! Nice work here !
Great job! Reminds me of the time when I was a kid and love to read all those stories about everything and anything. great imagery and flow to the poem too. :D I had this image of a little girl who's jumping around and full of energy, and the kindly old granpa who's always by her side. Not difficult to catch the whimsical and devil-may-care magic in the poem. Good job!