Warlord, Captain, ruthless man With a lust for blood and death Many died as they looked in his eyes And drew their final breath The sea was his and his alone Ferocious as a storm He sent so many men below Nowhere was safe from harm
O, the cursed crimson captain He ruled the mighty seas The cursed crimson captain Brought kingdoms to their knees The cursed crimson captain He sailed on winds of dread Many enemies fought, many enemies fled For the rest would end up dead!
One night, shining swords were drawn And clashed in the light of the moon Deadly was the battle fought T’was there he met his doom For he fought with The King’s Commander The battle proved most fierce And blood spilled over the Pirate’s hand - The Commander’s breast was pierced And as the dead man fell to the deck The Pirate heard a crack And he himself was forced to his knees By the musketball in his back
O, the cursed crimson captain He ruled the mighty seas The cursed crimson captain Brought kingdoms to their knees The cursed crimson captain Was slain, yet did not know Which daft and dastardly ******* cast the stone to claim his throne!
Awoke he did to a room of black A cell of darkness, windows barred Enraged he became at the craven attack That nearly pierced his wicked heart Lust for vengeance filled his soul As he stared out of the barred window Only to see, horrified His ******, violent, crooked life His ship was stained with the deepest red As he sailed on through a sea of dead And he could hear no other sound Than the weeping wives of husbands drowned And as he wept he began to bleed From his back and from his chest He grew weary, needed sleep And turned to see a golden bed
O, the cursed crimson captain Saw clear his legacy The cursed crimson captain Collapsed onto his knees
A bed of gold with silken sheets It beckoned him without a word The scenes of death began to fade And the weeping was no longer heard As he lay upon the bed It began to change its shape And grabbed his arms and legs and head Until there could be no escape
O, the cursed crimson captain He ruled the mighty seas The cursed crimson captain Brought kingdoms to their knees The cursed crimson captain Was a fool to sail indeed For ****** fame in bloodier ways And leave naught but a life of evil deeds
The room began to flood Until it was washed away To reveal a sea of blue Reflecting golden rays And his bed was now a casket A casket made of gold And was cast into the water So deep and dark and cold And as he closed his eyes Under the crimson waters All he could do was pray That he would be Forgotten.
I wrote this a long time ago, better part of a decade now. Still one of my favorite pieces.