ghostship

The Ghostship appeared
Surrounded by a strange mist.
It hoved into port without warning
And lowered its gangplank

From the gangplank came the skeleton crew
Armed with swords and knives.
They robbed every person, shop and tavern.
Killing at random.

When the Ghostship left port
It did so with as much of a surprise as its arrival.
People on land were left bewildered.
It was as if time had temporarily stood still.

Time had indeed stood had indeed stood still
As the Ghostship was mythical
But this didn’t undo the carnage of the skeleton crew.
The Ghostship vanished silently back into the strange mist.

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