Friday, May 2, 2008

A Pirate's Tale

Congratulations Donna on your 100th post! It is to you I dedicate the following:

There once was a Scottish lass
Who ventured off to sea
For she knew from an early age,
A pirate she would be.
So she sailed on a ship named 'The Bonne Lass'
Across the seven seas
Plundering treasure and capturing the hearts,
Of many a pirate that be.
When alas one day on a warf at Tortuga
Her eyes did meet and breath did sigh
For the pirate Johnny, stood he
With his rum laden kiss and manly scent he took her heart you see,
And off they sailed on his ship together
Named 'My Lass Come Away With Me'...

For many a year there was silence,
But for their tale of treasure
For those two hearts united, made
Taking Spanish gold their pleasure.
And on a windswept day
Out on Buzzard's Bay
Heartbroken Johnny, they did find.
And the tale of his Scottish lass
Forsaken, she had left him behind.
For that wench with the golden tresses
Had sailed off you see
With her man at her side, holding the wheel
On the ship named the 'Bonne Glee'.
She was off into the sunset, with the pirate Connery.

- Susan McShannon-Monteith 2008

*Pictures from 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' altered by 'It's An Illusion Design'


Lana said...

Susan ~ Donne will LOVE this! You are so clever!

Lana said...

uhhhh, guess I shouldn't be in such a hurry, lol!

DONNA will love it.

Suzanne said...

Very cute Susan! You are quite the poetess!

softinthehead said...

Very Nice Susan! I just got back from Ca. and while I was there we all went to the Southern California Renaissance Faire where my husband and son-in-law performed. I couldn't believe how many "Jack Sparrow" wannabees were there, pretty funny. My grandsons were dressed in the appropriate Ren attire, it was a lot of fun! Pam

Christine LeFever said...

Too amazing! You have totally done it, Girl! Fabulous and beautiful and wonderful.


Dorian Fletcher said...

You got a bit of a head start there, Miss Maddie! This made me laugh out loud! Very clever and the Photoshop pics are just right. Donna's hair is perfect to portray a saucy pirate's wench!

Ottilias Veranda said...

Lovely poem! Suits Donna perfectly!


KarenHarveyCox said...

What a wonderful idea, and your poetry is gorgeous. I love your Donna creations, and what a wonderful tribute to a truly amazing event. Karen

cd&m said...

Quite brilliant!

rochambeau said...

This is the BEST! You poem is great and so are the photos of Donna and her beaus! You are so much fun Susan Love it!!

Donna O'Brien said...

Susan, maybe a few pirates have stolen my heart but YOU have stolen everyone's at the party. I believe it's time to start calling you Dame Miss Maddie.
I loved this(and you!)

Ulla said...

Delightful, I can hear her laugh miles away! Truly wonderful!!!

Melissa Valeriote said...

Lucky Donna! I think she was born in the wrong time period. Enjoy the Soiree! My eyes are spinning with all the visual treasures.

Fete et Fleur said...

Wonderful Miss Maddie! It's always such a pleasure to read your writings!
The photos are incredible!

xx Nancy

bluemuf said...

Love the poem and pictures. Great job.


faerie enchantment said...

So cute with Donna's Picture, wonderful Soiree post!
Have magical Pirate filled day!

Sylvia Anderson said...

A fabulous post, and those pictures are amazing!! An amazing addition to the soiree!!

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Perfect! Just perfect!

Magpie Sue

Nancy said...

How creative...Donna looks amazing! Love your prose...

Have a great day!

Iva said...

OMG! What a hoot! The photos are so realistic, what fun. And your poems are wonderful. Glad to see you at the soiree...Iva

Du Buh Du Designs said...

These are hysterical! They lok like the covers of Romance Novels or something..just missing a title and an airbrushed sunset in the background..haha! Happy Soiree:)~Christine

Pinkie Denise said...

OH, Miss Maddie
You are so clever, I love it! This was so fun...Thank you Pinkie Denise

fated follies studio said...

how sweet. thanks for sharing, the pics are so cute.


BumbleVee said...

aarrrr....I'm a sap for a comely' some pretty words....

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, this is too much! I bet Donna is floating just about now! Donna and Johnny sittin in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g! Fabulous!
Sandra Evertson

Lori said...

Susan, how FUN!!! you and i had kind of the same idea, yours is much more classy i have to say:) great tribute to the queen of crowns and her swashbuckler soiree!!!

Doreen said...

Very nice your words as always.


FrenchGardenHouse said...

Brilliant! Just brilliant. Donna looks just perfect in her gown, with her Pirate by her side.
Thanks for visiting my Pirate Princess. And you are right, it's what's inside, that counts, dear friend.
xo Lidy

Donna O'Brien said...

That's it! I'm letting my hair grow!

Bethany said...

I love the photos you made!! lol
And the poem is really fun too....glad to find you at this piratey soiree :)

Black-Eyed Suzie said...

ah hah ha! Those pictures are great! And your blog is lovely. I'm very late to all the celeb i got rations (all those cute pirates and too much rum...danger!...I got held up!) but I just wanted to say hello and thanks for visiting!

Lea said...

This was just absolutely the best!!! What a pirate lass she is, and oh how well you captured her and those beauuuuuutiful pirate men!!!