"The Heart of Davy Jones"

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He roams the seas in search of souls,
of those recently deceased.
They get to choose their fate,
"Is it Death, or a pirate's life for thee?
Do you fear death, and forever let me keep your soul?"
Most give in for fear of the unknown.

Forever enslaved to do their Captain's will.
Forever tortured with their own self hate and guilt,
cowardice has led them here.

This is the curse of Davy Jones.
But his punishment,
for betraying the one he loves;
well, she is his final judgement.

Calypso, gypsy of the night,
now Queen of the sea.
He made a promise,
he knew he could not keep.
So she cursed him forever to be,
the reaper of souls in this tumultuous sea.
Only once in seven years was he ever to come to shore,
to see his beloved Calypso once more.
and when he did not come
a monster he would become.

It is said that she hid his heart,
locked up in a wooden box.
and only a magic key,
could open the lock.
As long as she had it,
he was forever bound.
She owned his soul,
until his heart was found.

No, death would never come
to the Captain of the Flying Dutchman,
as long as his heart was safely hidden away.
But the one who stabs it, they say,
well, he shall take his place.

© Copyright NMJ 2011




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Comments 16 comments

Ghaelach 5 years ago

Hi Nikki.

Being an old sea dog as i was, i just loved this latest poem of yours.

You can tell a seamans tail with the best of them.

Poor old Davy Jones.

UP/A/B/I

Take care NiKKI and don't go out to deep in the sea.

LOL Ghaelach


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank u Ghaelach. I'm sure you would have made a good captain! I wish I could travel out to sea one day and have an adventure. I so want to travel the world. I never go too far into the ocean though when I am the beach. for fear of getting taken away by the waves or eaten by sharks lol. but if i was on a ship i would go far and wide. and i wanna go scuba diving, that would be scary and fun. I'd go as deep as my oxygen tank lets me lol


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tsmog 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

This is cool poetry, it 'tis indeed. So, glad am I to see or is it sea. Hello Nikki, what an awesome smile! Remember to smile and have fun, fun, fun writing and Thank you!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

lol tsmog you are fun fun funny and make me smile! thanks!


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Morning Nikki.

Be careful when your on the beach Nikki because there are worse things than the sharks. There are the wild and ruthless Pirates that would think nothing of kidnapping an innocent young girl as yourself and you never know what they might do.

It wouldn't be the same without your smiling face popping up on my screen.

Take care Nikki and be careful of the wild boys.

LOL Ghaelach


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

well if they're are pirates like Cap'n Jack Sparrow and Will Turner (Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom) then kidnap away!! lol


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Passion's ghostly memories from a ghostly sea.;)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

nothing could be more cold.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

nik, Diid you say Jack sparrow?????http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI6CfKcMhjY

check it out...

TH


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

yea...you know johnny depp plays him in pirates of the carribean which are my fave movies. all 4 of them. and ive totally seen that video already. fricken lonely boys and micheal bolton. my bf loves that band he thinks they are hillarious.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I love the Pirates movies too. I am sort of familiar with the Davy Jones legend. I have a friend and she is always cracking jokes about the Davy Jones from the band The Monkees. I feel like whacking her with a spoon sometimes. LOL.

I love the Calypso story, it's pure Hollywood. Great hub, Nikki. :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

yea i know. thanks Cathy!


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Astra,

LOLLOLLOL-I totally forgot about THAT Davey Jones he wouldnt even need half of Davy Jones locker especially if it was a stand-up locker.....maybe lil Davey could use a small bus station locker....

TH


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epigramman 5 years ago

...love your poetic narrative here and the storyline which allows me to seek the cinema in my mind courtesy of a great write(r) ....and yes in your profile photo that smile could surely light up my local hydro plant all by itself ..... lake erie time ontario canada 3:09pm


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks epi. your words always so heartfelt.


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Jodah 15 months ago from Queensland Australia

Nice Nikki.

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