On The Headland!

Standing on the headland the wreckers watched

as through the storm came a large sailing ship

a merchant vessel in trouble  filled with treasure

no mercy in their souls for those on board

on the leaders signal a massive bonfire was lit

in a few minutes on the rocks the ship did hit!


Through the wind and rain the cries were heard

and the wooden hull shattering like glass

the wreckers made their way down to the shore

to steal whatever they could carry

criminals without conscience they waited

for a chance to get the treasure the crew feted!


No mercy for any survivors they meant nothing

grab what you could and take it away

before the revenue and customs soldiers came

each knew what task they had to perform

dangerous and cruel work but a profitable one

spoils to the inn when the deed was done!


On the shore the ship laid in a desolated scene

any survivors killed with no mercy shown

the false beacon was soon out and smouldering

as the sea took the wreck to its watery tomb.

Nobody there to mourn this waste of humanity

in this latest terrible act of callous insanity!


Wild beauty on a rugged coastline during a storm

tainted by merciless carnage in human form!


The Foureyed Poet.

Published in: on 26/03/2010 at 18:39  Comments (2)  

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  1. Reblogged this on The Foureyed Poet and commented:

    Another ship destroyed by the wreckers for its cargoe! The Foureyed Poet.


  2. Very nicely worded my friend. 🙂


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