Poetry by Jeff Green

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The Pirate Queen

by cricketjeff on September 3, 2011.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

She raised the Jolly Roger when he died
With vengeance in her heart and sword in hand
The men who’d hung her husband couldn’t hide

The witnesses against her man had lied
No use for truth they knew they were too grand
She raised the Jolly Roger when he died

Each night she’d taste the tears that she had cried
They fuelled her feud in ways few understand
The men who’d hung her husband couldn’t hide

Beneath her lash no orders were defied
And riches fell from all the raids she planned
She raised the Jolly Roger when he died

The courts they bribed found for the other side
But she would drive their malice from her land
The men who’d hung her husband couldn’t hide

Each guilty man was slaughtered by the bride
Our Pirate Queen saw each of them unmanned
She raised the Jolly Roger when he died
The men who’d hung her husband couldn’t hide