Pirate 5 - Lament for Port Royal


In year o’ 1692
The wrath o’ God came rainin’ down
Like Sodom, and Gomorrah too!
And smote our fair Port Royal town!

An earthquake and a mighty wave
In year o’ 1692
Condemned her to a watery grave
The city, and her people, too!

And when the angry sea was through,
The Fires o’ Hell consumed the shore
In year o’ 1692
The fair Port Royal was no more!

Aboard me ship, out on a raid
Me life was spared, and so me crew
When, fer her sins, Port Royal paid
In year o’ 1692!

Written by ReggiePoet (Reggie)
Published | Edited 22nd Sep 2019
Author's Note
The destruction of Port Royal had a negative impact on trade in the Caribbean. It did not, of its own, cause the end of the pirate era, but it was one of many factors.
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