Mad Pirate Marmaduke

I am Captain Marmaduke!
My Ship’s the ‘Slippery Eel’
I haven’t got a peg leg,
‘Cos my crew made me a wheel.

I’m not so good at Plunderin’
I’ve scars all o’ me face,
But there aint another pirate,
Who can beat me in a race!

Unlike other Pirates,
I do not have a parrot.
I don’t like birds that talk to me,
Instead, I’ve got a Carrot.

I have a crooked moustache,
And a purple goatee beard.
I own no hook, but have a whisk
and people say that’s weird.

My Crew and I are on this ship,
Sailing the Seas o’ Seven.
But once a year, we stop a while,
To holiday in Devon.

There’s Larry, O’Mally,
And Jimmy and Harry,
And Gary and Barry and Sue.
There’s Johnny and Billy,
A Camel called Sally,
(Her eye-patch bolts on with a screw).

We’re Looking for our Treasure,
‘Cos O’Mally lost the map.
The wind was strong on the deck that day,
And he lost his paper hat.

Off we go a searchin’ now,
Looking for some land.
But this time it’s O’Mally,
That gets buried in the sand.

From: 
Ross D Tyler Collection




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ABOUT THE POET ~
I have always been passionate about writing. Words can be beautiful, powerful, they may make us laugh, or perhaps weep. Words can make sense of our inner beings; or like me, they may convey a warped sense of humor!, Im an accredited Counsellor; currently working with traumatized young people; obtaining my MA in Counselling in Australia; a country where I live and work., Narratives are important in my work with young people, and I often find poetry to be an excellent medium from which to explore our inner worlds and feelings. Of course, poetry can also make us laugh; something of equal importance :)


Last updated September 16, 2011