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Tied to the Tide by Minda Stephens

Posted: August 8, 2015 by Shade's Progress in Pirates
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Drown deep, my Love by MoonLightSpectre on DeviantArt.com

I stand against the mast of our wrecked ship, tied to the tide.

She’d surrendered the battle, called me the “subjugator of all who ride the waves.”

I escaped the San Juan prison with the booty, sailing for the soft green meadows of home.

Then the tide turned.

Was it worse losing the treasure, or losing it to a woman who calls herself a pirate?

No matter now, for yonder she breaks the horizon; white sails and yellow hair a flyin’.

My bloody wounds call the great finned monsters, and the tide is rising.

The tide is, the tide, the …

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Pirate by Glumych on DeviantArt.com

“Mind the jib!” Urgot the One-Eyed bellowed from the watchtower, a telescope in one hand and the guardrail in the other. “The chase be on!”

His crew stomped the deck, curved blades cutting salty air as they whooped and hollered.  The dark body of their victim came clearer into view with each passing moment, lying heavy in the sea with her belly full of gold.

“She’s taken anchor!” he cried, triumphant, “Prepare to boa—“

The figurehead screamed as Urgot the One-Eyed was thrown from his perch, the hull of his ship crushed by land.

“Shoulda used mah good eye!”