The Pirate’s Valentine

My ship was at anchor, her carriage was stuck,
As the plague and the storm racked the world
Though safe from the lightning I was thunderstruck
By the grace and the light from this girl
The shelter was brutal, a tavern so low
That the rats had all left it to mice
On Valentine’s Night with the fire aglow,
We were there, I was hers, she was nice.

c:
The Innkeeper’s a brute, but he’ll always stand mute
Keeping secrets held under his sign
Her Coachmen retired, the embers caught fire
With the stealing of this Valentine
And the loves that I’ve had were none to this one
It’s only when at sea that a Pirate’s in the sun
But I never did see any woman to shine
As the one that I stole for my one Valentine

She lent me her body on Valentine’s Day,
I’d give her my heart if I could.
I knew the next morning she’d be on her way
For that Valentine’s night was too good
Her house would not free her, my ship had to sail
The secret was sealed with a kiss-
The weight that we’d fail was too great on the scale
For the fates did not favor our tryst.

c:
The Keeper’s a brute, but he’ll always stand mute
Keeping secrets held under his sign
Her Coachmen retired, the embers caught fire
With the stealing of this Valentine
And the Valentines I’ve had were none to this one
And it’s only when at sea that a Pirate’s in the sun
But I never did see any woman to shine
As the one that I stole for my one Valentine

Her eyes were like sea-glass, her hair honey-gold
Her skin was confection, so sweet
Her lips burned a keyhole right down to my soul
While the storm lashed the roof and the street
This crystal decanter she left me that night
It holds her light, though far away
But I was too dark to expect that she might
Give me more than one Valentine’s Day.

c.

Published by captainsugarbeard

Pirate Vocalist, Rude Musician & Primary Pirate Poet/Lyricist for The Queen's Revenge, a band of Pirates. Born Nitro von Borax in Detroit, MI circa 1680.

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