Poetic Thursday: Pirates

Today on Poetic Thursday, we’re celebrating “Talk Like A Pirate” Day. I’m joining Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats today as we share poetry inspired by this photo.

Here’s my poem:


That long, wild hair and evil eye;
no one can explain it, no one knows why.

Surrounding him, there’s a certain mystique,
in spite of that obvious menacing streak.

His bad boy charm draws women near,
while men avoid him and live in fear.

Wait….can women be pirates? I can’t say.
If so, that ‘mystique’ would work both ways.

Motor Man and ‘pirate woman’, 2009

~These Days Of Mine~

5 responses to “Poetic Thursday: Pirates

  1. I’m thinking JR is feeling the “mystique” of that pirate woman statue!! Well done on the poetry challenge this week. This was a FUN photo or poetry.


  2. … it just so happens there are quite a few lady pirates from years back .. I didn’t really know it, but your poem prompted me to do a little research..
    great lines !!

  3. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What fun!! Love it and the picture. JR is certainly smiling in that photo. lol

  4. 😂 Fun poem, fun surprise photo at the end!

  5. Yes, there were some notorious women pirates.

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