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Pirates & Cards; A Ballad of The Seven Seas

July 10, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


Break the oars
Shackle the slaves
lock ‘em up tight
to steal the knaves

nobody cares
so why’s it the law?
We all need gold
so fight and then draw.

King and Queen so far away,
Never will we stop our play!

we can win
With a flick of the wrist
a card the cause
no doubt 'bout this!

with rollin' seas
and cargo ships
Nothin’s more fun
than golden chips

King and Queen so far away,
Never will we stop our play!

We’re pirates lad,
we don’t mean no harm
lest we catch you with cards
u your arm!

We’ll dice you up,
fry ya too
just to eat
some good ole stew

King and Queen so far away,
Never will we stop our play!

Rum rum dum da de dum do
Ree la lee dell de da doom


The author's comments:
I wrote this little ballad for my siblings, it's about pirates playing cards and killing the cheaters. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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on Jul. 17 2014 at 4:23 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

haha thanks

on Jul. 17 2014 at 12:56 am
WishfulDoer GOLD, Portland, Oregon
14 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
If ignorance is bliss, why is our country so complicated?

I have the overwhelming urge to watch Pirates of the Caribbean now! Very fun, very nice pace. <3

on Jul. 16 2014 at 12:31 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! It makes my day to know that people enjoy reading my work! :)

. said...
on Jul. 16 2014 at 8:19 am
Amazing! It's so upbeat, and just so...piratey, with the words you've used, and the tone. I read it with a smile on my face.

on Jul. 15 2014 at 8:17 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! XD

on Jul. 15 2014 at 8:12 pm
Crystallite BRONZE, Santa Elena, Other
2 articles 2 photos 351 comments
love it! it sounds realy great

on Jul. 15 2014 at 5:31 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you!

on Jul. 15 2014 at 5:31 pm
RhiannonH PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
49 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life hands you lemons,make grape juice and then sit back and watch as the world wonders how you did it.

i like it.

on Jul. 15 2014 at 4:34 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

What? lol  I didn't catch that last part :)

on Jul. 15 2014 at 4:34 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you! XD

on Jul. 15 2014 at 4:31 pm
DeathLord BRONZE, Sewell, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dont give sway to the negative way - Xantho the horse

welcome tgdfhdh

on Jul. 15 2014 at 4:27 pm
RavenWillowTree PLATINUM, Topeka, Kansas
26 articles 9 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
It takes a thousand words to feel alive, and one to die.

This is beautiful!

on Jul. 15 2014 at 12:27 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

That means so much to me! Thank you!

on Jul. 15 2014 at 12:22 pm
Tabitha1233 PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
22 articles 6 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. Albert Camus

Awesome Poem! Made me smile all the way through! It's one of those fun poems that you can just read every day and still enjoy it! Awesome job liv!!! 

on Jul. 15 2014 at 10:46 am
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

I am very glad you found it creative, I really tried by best ^_^

on Jul. 15 2014 at 9:20 am
staryskies GOLD, Siteki, Other
14 articles 0 photos 27 comments
realy creative, the ''rum rum dum da de..'' sound at the end is so unusualy cool :)Like it.

on Jul. 14 2014 at 10:38 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks, I was wondering what was hard to read so I can fix it? :)

on Jul. 14 2014 at 10:37 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thankn you so much! XD

AmericaniumJ said...
on Jul. 14 2014 at 10:33 pm
AmericaniumJ, Eureka, Utah
0 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
Though she be but little, she is fierce!
-Shakespeare

I love the roughness of this ballad!

on Jul. 14 2014 at 10:25 pm
Letterstojuliet GOLD, Bremerton, Washington
13 articles 1 photo 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you" - The fault in our stars

I love the layout of this , its a good poem but i have to read it a couple of times to understand it


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