A Pirate’s Life – A Poem

Well, It’s a bit late, but I have finally risen to the challenge set by Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, to write something about a Pirate in honour of International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

See here:

International Talk Like a Pirate Day Recruitment Drive!

So here is my poem about A Pirate’s Life.


They say a pirate’s life is great,

But let me tell you, my shipmate,

That it’s not a jot

as great a lot

As some would say, of late.


Oh, there’s plenty o’ rum, that true,

But you have to share with the crew,

And they all reek and smell,

It’s like living in hell,

It’s not worth the gold you accrue.


No, ’tis a terrible life despite,

All the spoils that come in a fight,

So, I couldn’t care less,

It was under duress,

That I became a pirate that night.


As I sail these seven seas,

Wi’ me pants around me knees,

And a sword that’s very curvy,

I’ve got a touch of scurvy,

And I’m completely covered in fleas.


The End




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30 thoughts on “A Pirate’s Life – A Poem”

  1. Haha! Kristian! Good one.
    Though these days pirates are young dopey, gun-toting, trigger-happy guys so it is good to come across a scurvy ridden, flea bitten, rum guzzling pirate! 😉

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  2. I’m visiting from Promote Yourself Monday. I’m not a poet but I certainly do enjoy reading cleverly written poems and this one is just that cleverly fun which made me laugh. Nice job and it’s certainly nice to meet you. I’m new to this hop so if you happen to visit today’s post you’ll be greeted by mewsic but somewhere nestled in its content you’ll find reference to past posts you may like. Arrrh, have a good day, mate! I’m sorry that’s about all the pirate in me can come up with. 🙂

    Curious as a Cathy

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