HIS DARLING ANN by Robert Hewett Sr.

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HIS DARLING ANN

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Robert Hewett Sr.

Blow Wind, Blow, this hull’s gonna hold,

Pitch and Dive, tilt, drop, heel and roll,

The waves hitting the hull below.

This is a bad gale that I know.

I’ve got the Wheel in my strong hand,

We will make the harbor and land.

Blow Wind, Blow as hard as you can

I will sail to My Darling Ann.

We’re fishermen who ply the sea

Netting fish for your delicacy

82 tons make us ride low,

Never mind, just blow wind blow.

Dropping, jarring all of our bones

Alerting the locker of Davy Jones.

Moaning, groaning, creaking old can,

Take me home to my darling Ann.

A bull rider has an 8 second ride

For him to win fame and a prize.

This gale will blow all through the night,

I have to keep this boat upright.

Tie the mast down boys, tie it tight

Stay below you will be alright.

Blow wind, blow, waves big as you can

I will return to my darling Ann.

All through the night the fierce wind roared

Trying to break us board by board.

Wheel in a vise grip, sweat in my eyes.

Feet tied down, no, nobody dies.

I won’t give up, I won’t give in, .

Ride Cap, tame this wind, save your men.

Blow wind, blow, be mean as you can

I will return to my darling Ann.

Sailors, afraid, below the decks

Fear in their eyes, trembling wrecks

As the boat heaved, rolled, rocked and dived.

But the Captain had always survived,

Had brought them home many times before.

Hark, the wind died. there was fear no more.

The storm was gone, God gave us a hand.

Cap came home to his darling Ann

Copyright August 7, 2010

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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

Hello ROBERTHEWETTSR, Sounds like the boat (and crew) really took a pounding in this storm, I like how you describe the sky high waves, very hard to imagine until you've experienced it. I would have been seasick! Sure a nice love poem too, to darling Ann. Regards, snakeslane


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goego 5 years ago from Loserland

super salty tale...glad the capt survived another gale, lifelines were ready at the rail... willing to risk it all, in hopes to prevent a widow named Ann, 'hustle up crew' to the life boats, we've got reports of a missing man...


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Snakeslane for your very nice comment. I will visit your hubpage soon. Robert


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

I loved your poetic comment goego. I will be over to visit your hubpage soon. Robert


Leokadia Durmaj 5 years ago

Robert, your quill doth cast a magic spell of danger in surviving these elements of the sea as you ride the waves the wind propels, fighting to survive so the captain can be reunited with his love Ann.....A wonderful poetic piece. Take care always, Lee


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Lee, for your always expressive and wonderful review comment. Robert

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