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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'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.
Reviewed by George Carroll
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Wonderful story Felix!!

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

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

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.
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