Dead Men and Their Tales

Even Al Capone thought of himself as a public servant…

Mystic Falls - Pirate Sails the Foggy Main

Dead Men and Their Tales
by Michael Doyle

It is strange so it seems
Clinging to faraway dreams
Thoughts stuffed inside my head
Dedicated to a father long since dead

But, here I am still wanting him proud
To hear his praises that were never allowed
Despite all the legends and the story
There was never enough to bring him glory

At the end, all pirates swing in the noose
Whisper the rumors from lips that are loose
That at the end, all pirates swing in the noose
Whisper the rumors from lips that are loose

I had hoped to get wiser with passing age
Reading every book and listening to every sage
But, here I am still chomping at mystery
Repeating myself and circling my own history

Endlessly looped inside my meditation
Darkened by a soul's frightened contemplation
All the things that I might have been
Had I not followed my pleasures in sin

At the end, all pirates swing in the noose
Whisper the rumors from lips that are loose
That at the end, all pirates swing in the noose
Whisper the rumors from lips that are loose

Staring out from my harkened bits of shadow
I have to admire my self imposed gallows
It seems perhaps the end draws ever near
And, if so, I will gladly meet it with cheer

This is my lot cast and drawn into path
I mutter as I calculate silently doing math
Oh my father, dear, it appears you are right
And I will tell you myself long before night

At the end, all pirates swing in the noose
Whisper the rumors from lips that are loose
That at the end, all pirates swing in a noose
Whisper the rumors from lips that are loose

(c) March 4, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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