International Talk Like a Pirate Day Recruitment Drive!

International Speak like a Pirate Day is today. And our Captain has put out a plea for more crew. We need to have a fair sized one ready to go at this time tomorrow. As much as I want to be the Pirate Queen I am not so great at speaking like a pirate. 🙂

A Guy Called Bloke

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All right me hearties, round up, round up and listen t’ what l have t’ say ’tis international Talk Like a Corsair day be ye ready fer high seas and fun?      

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Blogskull Island in th’ briny deep o’ Wordeepressia were bein’ inhabited by a rowdy bunch o’ buccaneers ye could e’er surely imagine – actually that be bein’ overly polite – this lot were marauders, raiders, freebooters and sea robbers – th’ toughest meanest nastiest evilest roughest band o’ ready t’ sprin’ into action scallywags ye would e’er ne’er – NEVER wish t’ meet in th’ darkened corners o’ th’ galley aft a skinful – they were known as th’ Snagglers Smugglin’ Sneaksies! I be knowin’ it’s a mouthful, but when NOT makin’ ye walk th’ plank laden down with cannon balls fer fun, they would smear ye in lard and weigh anchor ye fer…

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Assassin

‘Forgive me father
for I have sinned.
It has been 
well never
since my last confession.’
I stood within the cavernous opening
rock hewn
trendles of mist reaching out
with flame in hand
knowing I had to enter.
Prone before the crystal altar
his mouth moving
in silent prayer
lay a man dressed in priestly garb
though I knew
a religous man he was not.
Lashed upon the cross on high
a boy
a child
an innocent
being offered up
sacrificed
slaughtered
to appease some broken diety.
My step is light
I silently unsheath my sword
pressing it to my lips
a sign of secrecy
so the boy does not scream.
His last breath hissed free
blood
soaked within the stones beneath him
while I stand over top
a malicious smile on my face.
I am exemplary.
I do my job well.
Assassin down the ages
striking
slaying
the rabid vultures
who prey upon our innocents.
Sept. 19/18
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