A Pirate’s Quest For More

Beyond the treasures of the bounding main are those of peace, love and connection.

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A Pirate's Quest For More
by Michael Doyle

We cannot be thieves forever
Said the first mate being clever
Better to score one last prize
And then make peace with the sunrise

They would build their kingdom
Daring all contesters to come
There to their island's clean sand
Where put upon, they would make their stand

Pressed dry for hope and wanting peace
Their pirate crew sought sweet release
To settle down to sunny island life
Where they might build a future with a wife

Sailing the bounding main for perhaps too long
Changes even the heartiest sailor's dread song
To one like Ulysses' desperation for home
And the brave dreams of no longer being alone

Saying yes in true heart's affirmation
Living the good life's needed confirmation
These are the things we are truly born for
Fighting for love, peace and just a bit more

Beating the siren's call into plowshare
Pursuing sweet dreams; forsaking nightmares
We can build our noble pirates kingdom
In a douse of sunlight and island rum

There in the torchlight moments of night
Spent holding on until the morning's light
Are the dreams too often scuttled on the shore
Ever urged on in that deadly quest for more

From our black sails we'll forge our nation
One of refuge as we find our final destination
There where riches store deeper than our souls
Just beyond our island's tranquil shoals

(c) March 3, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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