Ted Anthony Roberts

Swashbuckling Author

  

 

THE SEAFARERS

A Piratical Poem

by: Ted Anthony Roberts

 

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Reviews from fellow Authors For "The Seafarers":

"A well written piece. Thank you for sharing." Author Edwin Hurdle.

"I love pirate tales and poetry, this was a pleasure to read. Wonderful flow." Poetess Of The Heart La Belle Rouge.

"This was right up my alley as I have always wanted to be a pirate - be it Jack Rackham and his Jolly Roger, or Anne Bonny, I love all things pirate, your poem included!" Author Michelle Mead.

 

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THE SEAFARERS

 

 

I was born upon the High Seas,

Looting and stealing, just to please.

A Pirate, a killer - the Seas Bleed!

Privateer, Buccaneer, but I'm free.

 

Hoist the Jolly Roger away,

A skull, crossed-bones, and a blade.

Bone white, silk black, how it appears,

Waving high in the sky, causing fear.

 

As a boy I was taught in their ways,

To plunder, and to fight with a blade.

A deckhand, a Seaman, just a lad,

Juvenile delinquent, a seed gone bad.

 

The sea rolls on, sailing a Spanish Galleon,

We live as thieves; robbing, taking bounty!!

 

Now I'm a man, first mate, appointed captain,

Years of waiting, it finally happened.

Crew of Pirates, appetites for blood,

Swearing, cursing, and drinking Rum.

 

English vessel in sight upon the ocean,

We attack with cannon, and explosions!

Once on board, we loot the hoard,

Survivors walk the plank, we party the more!

 

Our galleon sails on, through the aqua blue,

Looking for more ships, the which we shall loot.

We murder, we kill, young and unaware,

Blood fills our paths - THE SEAFARERS!!

 

The sea rolls on, sailing a Spanish Galleon,

We live as thieves; robbing, taking bounty!!

 

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Product Details (From Amazon.com)

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (November 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449913172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449913175
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

 

READ WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT DONAREE:

"Nicely done. I really enjoyed the history in the introduction and the duel is well written. Best of luck with the novel!" ~ Author David Lee Summers, author of five books: Vampires of the Scarlet Order, The Solar Sea, and the "Old Star" science fiction series: The Pirates of Sufiro, Children of the Old Stars, and Heirs of the New Earth. www.davidleesummers.com

"Very exciting read! Felt like I was there witnessing the action!" ~ Candle Artist Jfay,
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"I really enjoyed the humour and really laughed, not at Monsieur de la Donaree but with Monsieur de la Donaree! I dont know if you wrote it in this spirit but if you had a bit of Molière in you, I would not be surprised! He knew how to study people and would turn situations into a comic play! I laughed out loud, this is a gem! Not only de la Donaree is a fine sword, he has also a fine nose when it comes to pinpoint personalities, I'm talking about the Inkeeper and his situation with the wife here!! The second part is indeed in pure swashbuckling spirit, in rhythm and enthusiasm! And the end is a cliff-hanger! The beginning is "cocasse" (funny) as they might have said then in Gascony, and witty! Indeed Alexandre Dumas had a sense of humour too and satirically created at least one of his character ( in another book) to a character made up by Molière in one of his comic play. And Molière also took his inspiration from Dumas' s Musketeers and "The Man in the Iron Mask." I liked it! I had fun while reading this chapter about Monsieur de la Donaree, as while following the spirit of the Musketeers you gave a contemporary touch to the text!" ~ Artist Nicole Marques,
www.myspace.com/nicolemarques

"Hurrah, Ted! I gleefully await the next installment! LOVE the romantic stuff! Bring it on! There are few things in this world I like better than a hot Viscount. Keep going, Ted! Bravo! Keep writing! I can't wait to read more! But it is par for the course as I am also a writer. Keep in touch!" ~ Author Genella de Grey, author of "Remember Me."
www.genelladegrey.com

"Wow - What a wonderful beginning. As a whole, you have a unique way of writing & you captivated me by a few sentences peaking my interest to continue. For instance: ...hazed by the early morning mist...I love it! I look forward to reading the next chapter. You've gained my interest. That was impresive & informative. You've still got the hook in & I'm dangling to hear more. Thanks for the sneak peak." ~ Aspiring Author R.F.Taylor: Rianna

"Well done. Chapter One entices the reader craving more. I will look for The Adventures of Monsieur de La Donaree the Musketeer on the web. Keep up the excellent writing..." ~
Ferf