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A Free Life Better Shore



Fleeting fast a retched gull
Squall of deaths door past
Sailors plight scurvy and shame
Promises, wealth and adventures abash
Lashing, block, tackle and tarpaulin
unnoticed below deck boards
A wine cache of barrels full
Twice the tea less the spirits
silk and twine flounder about
Harbors docks and the Governors tax men
Ground ashore writhing in anguish
Yet the forlorn, poor and adventurous
Stood up to the sea, king and heathen alike
The proof now is you, me and fathers before
Looking for a better shore
Tj6/3/2016
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Written on June 03, 2016

Submitted by BARKER99 on August 06, 2021

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