Elysabeth asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 decade ago

What do you think about this merry ole Jane poem?

Said merry ole Jane

With a blade through

Her heart, 'Ya seafarin'

Days are over! '

Said bonny old Tom

With a wink in his eye,

'I'd roll you up in clover! '

To which she replied,

Dry-eyed as could be,

'Told ya, ya seafarin

Days were over! Now

Rolls there will be...

Not remember

The sea...you'll toss,

You'll turn, tumble about.

Your 'tacking' the 'winds'

Will be me. Here I am,

With many a sail...roll

Me up, roll me down,

In me lace gown...

Now... regret your sea.'

Said bonny old Tom,

'Woman, very well said.

But, my journeys last

Six months at a time! '

Said Jane, 'Of course

I know! You'll be rollin

In bed. And your

Blasted ship

Will be mine.'

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  • Daisy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Ye have a bit o' the wicked wench in ya I see! Fun poem. You seem to do this unrhymed business well. Impressed.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think it is very entertaining!! Merry ole jane,is the blade through her heart,from Tom? As if his going to sea for 6 months,has broken Her heart? Is Tom rollin in bed with a wench,or is it just the sea? Seems a very good question,to Me!! If the wench is the case,then the blasted ship Jane should be able to get,without much pain!! Very Good! As if I expected a bad poem from You! (NOT) You always write poems that make Me want to read them again and again!! And I thank You!!

  • Dondi
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    A true seafarin man will have no truk wi tha laiks o a wee wench tryin ta taik over his ship. His ship be his first an last love, an even the best wench must play a second fiddle to her.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Very nice poem, full of humour flows well i enjoyed it. It reminded me of an old song, from way back " Red Sails in the Sunset", 1930s i think.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Oh my this sounds like what LC and I involved in,,, the gun slinger saga that needs no less than a part 2. This was a fun read, and now I'm waiting for the page to turn.

  • 1 decade ago

    I knew someone like that called Merry Ol Joe.

    He saw you in your lace gown while you were tending bridges.

    He said it was a sight for sore eyes.

    He thought he was dreming until he hit the piller.

    Ever since then he quit drinkin and hasn't seen you since.

    Poor Ol Joe..........

    He he he he........

  • 1 decade ago

    This brings a smile. Which sailor brought this forth? lol Six month cruises though... better tack those sheets down tight!

  • 1 decade ago

    ooh arrghh Cap'n "Talk Like a Pirate Day" is in September sometime and I missed it. darn!

    Jolly good poem, roger, over n out...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sounds like she plans on taking him for all his booty and the house boat too. Very nice

  • 1 decade ago

    Ho ho ho and a bottle of rum

    Six months at sea is a very long time

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