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An Old Salt's Christmas Story...
by Felix LeRoy Perry
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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A little long but I tried to cut back as much as I could...hope you like it anyway.


An Old Salt’s Christmas Story


By: Fee


 


“Aye a story you want you say?


A bedtime story no less.


Well all right little ones, climb up here on these old knees


and I’ll see if I can recall…oh yes now I member.”


 


 


 


Twas on the rocky shores of Newfoundland


Not too far from the town of Torbay


That the fair ship the Rowdy Piper


Was making lots of steam on that sad day


 


A foul snowstorm gale was a blowin


She took on too much water in her hold


The skipper tried his best to save her but


…she was just too worn out and old


 


The skipper to the mate did yell


Our only hopes to ground her on the shore


If not our good crew and we are doomed


To sail this cursed ship for evermore


 


He took his bearing off the Torbay Light


Glowing red to lead them by the deadly bar


But when the red light flickered and went out


They heard the sailor’s Angels praying from afar


 


The skipper and mate had no way of knowing


Their SOS had been received that fateful night


The brave townsfolk all had quickly gathered


To try to restart or fix that treacherous light


 


The women huddled praying for those sailors


The menfolk paced flustered angry on the shore


What could they do to save the Rowdy Piper


Sadly no one there was really sure


 


Then a little girl in her Father’s arms


Her plan she whispered in her Father’s ear


He hugged her and called all hands to action


Come quick and all gather and listen here…


 


Back on the Piper the skipper stared into dark defeated


Then through the haze and snowflakes he saw a tiny fleck of red


A ray of hope, a Christmas miracle perhaps it was indeed


It grew brighter, yes me son, till it blazed a path ahead


 


The Rowdy Piper beached on sand and all hands were saved


And from the shore they heard the voices sweet and true


Of Torbay’s folk a caroling gathered round a Christmas tree


With every light on it a brilliant bright red hue…


 


“Goodnight, Jaime Lee, goodnight Lily, goodnight Patrick…Poppys tired now.”


 


 


 



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Reviewed by Randall Barfield
Enjoyed. Many blessings to you and yours.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Sometimes adults complicate things. Children, in their innocence, tend to see things we can't. An extremely delightful tale! One I enjoyed:) Sheila
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
AWESOME! Imagery filled Story for many to see, feel and know Sweet Fee!
And a wonderful caring Chistmas photo!
Warm hugs and Warmest Blessings, Warrior Lady Sweet Sheooxoo

STay Positive!
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
Beautiful! When we work together, there is nothing that we can't accomplish. I don't think this was too long of a poem. It captured me attention with every word I read. Awesome.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
wonderful tale
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
beautiful story and yes, kids make it simple sometimes and I always started yawning the minute I'd start to read a bedtime story to my children. Never knew why because my parents never read to me. Wasn't to long at all. Lady J
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
I can see you all serious with your eyes glaring...the wee one's with their eyes bulging out as you punchuate each word...you'd even have me intent upon each word. This is a most beautiful staory and one like a folk tale...I mean to tell ya.
Love,
Susan
Reviewed by George Carroll
Terrific
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Wonderful story Felix!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
This is a delightful, heart-warming story, Santa Fee...it is a wonderful one to read to the little ones, and I will

Carole~
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill
Heart warming story, Fee!
R~
Reviewed by Walt Hardester
Wow...I know what it feels like to actually WANT to run aground. Marvelous story Felix.

Walt
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
A great story and I love the photo you posted. Well done.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I truly enjoyed this marvelous Christmas Tale, Santa Fee!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
This is absolutly beautiful, one whom everyone will enjoy to the fullest. Thank you for sharing.

Love ya Cuz XOXOXOX, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A most entertaining tale, Santa Fee; very well penned! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Merry Christmas to you and yours! :D
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
"...why don't make a ball on the beach daddy?..." only a child could had the peace of mind not to let frustration to cloud her thoughts and find a simple solution to a life and death problem.
There's a moral somewhere, one must stop and look for it.
Georg
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