True Adventures of Captain Mike

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic

One of many true tails from Captain Mike aka Floatingpoet an old life time mariner of the low country of South Carlina.

my buddy John's Bertram a wood antique
I fixed the engines while he varnish teak
so there we were Joe, John, and Kelly
with a cooler packed with bait so smelly

early in the morning waz headin out the creek
big blue marlin we'ze goin to seek
40 miles past the thirty fathom curve
dropping lines for the bait we serve

John watched the lines Kinda like a cop
we had two on the bottom and 4 on top
did everything me'z could do with me'z fishin power
then John grabbed the hook up on the 3rd hour

all of a sudden it looked like a good day
when the Blue jumped we said "marlin on the way!"
the fish was pulling, screeming out line
"hurry! get John in the harness on time!"

"oh man! the stories we'll tell on the way"
"only if you get that fish in today!"

myself, Joey and Kelly, we placed our bet
while John was cranking,"I'm covered in sweat!"
there we were just having a laugh
as Joe leened over 1 hand on the gaff

the marlin came up threw Joe's chest with it's spear
then the line popped and they both....dis..apeared
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we tried hard to find our friend in trouble

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looking a long time without even a bubble
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.."why didn't I grab Joe! I'm just a Fool"
we didn't go home, till low on fuel
it was hard to tell Joes wife about the fack
that Davey Jones took em and won't give him back

In memmory of Barefoot Joe McPhearson 1963-1996

by Joey's best friend Capt Mike


Submitted: March 12, 2011

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