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Cat O Nine Tails

Nine Tails of Guts, Nine Tails of Blood
the whipping of flesh never stops.
So I hold my head high and hope to the stars
that the captain misses my theft of the mops.
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For without the mops to swallow the blood
and to clean the decks of the red
I shall live in hope for a better life
on this voyage of the starved and the dead.
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The sails are aloft and the wind is a knife
and the salt is a bitter sweet friend
So I sail on at night in the sweat of my life
and I hope that my scars will never mend.
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For without the pain of life and the memory of my scars
and the everlasting sting of the Tails
I can now have the strength to get by in this life
with the Cordage, the Ratlines and the Sails.

Cat O Nine Tails

Larry Lingard-Davis

Riddells Creek, Australia

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Written on the spur of the moment in reply to the Title of Poete100’s “Cat O Nine Tails” image…..Click here

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