Tyler R. Martin
What a brilliant display I witnessed today
As dawn broke in the great sea’s front line.
And what a scene, like from a glorious dream.
Which I had dreamt once upon a time
And so gazing this morning upon murky sea
It seemed conflict had encountered our shore
As shining steel ships faced off in the distance
I prayed for viciousness, bloodshed and gore!
And all at once a gleeful group had gathered;
We, by the shore, with the waves lapping near
To witness the hell rain and the scorn splatter
From the certain safety of this distant pier.
In a moment, cannon blast broke loose in a fiery blaze!
The crowd laughed and shouted in a heated cheer!
While sea rocked and ships swayed in a thrash!
We watched from the safety of this distant pier.
The ship’s explosions echoed in the salty sea air,
Viciously trading volleys of a thousand hot spheres,
A cataclysm of chaos, shrapnel, cannon blast and blood
And we watched from the safety of this distant pier.
The ships began to sink, one after one after one;
And yet, we on the pier, felt fevered joy, not fear,
As splintering ships sank in the smoke and flame
And we cheered from the safety of this distant pier.