Summer of Pirates

 

It was the summer of pirates

Jolly Roger crew

set sail on the high seas

of Iowa grassland

 

Swords and muskets drawn

we plundered and raved

under the pirate’s flag

leaping from ship to shore

from the  old Navy cot

to the Walker’s rockery

 

I was captain

my two year old sister

the happy stowaway

content to sit on the meandering vessel

while others walked the plank

at my command 

 

We sailed for days

There was no treasure

only a map

tucked in my pirate belt

that led us in search of that

which we knew not

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Summer of Pirates

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