The Treasure of Jacob Grey

    Finders, keepers….Possesion is nine-tenths of the law….Bunk! If the people who make the laws want what you have, you can rest assured they will take it, and do it unabashedly. Here is a prime example….

The Treasure of Jacob Grey

 The treasure chest,

was quite well hid,

deep, in the cave on shore.

Placed with care,

and traps, to snare,

a probing soul, afore.

 

Well thought, ahead,

the owner had,

planned, in full detail.

And it is said,

his cohorts dead,

the site, could not reveal.

 

Some, think the pirate,

Jacob Grey,

had sailed, about this place.

And his treasure here,

would show it clear,

indeed, he walked this space.

 

When discovered,

the wooden chest,

had excited, hope and awe.

Who would share,

the riches there?

And what, would say the law?

 

The law it seems,

would not be kind,

to the finder’s, great dismay.

All the dreams,

of wealth, it seems,

would soon, be dashed away.

 

 For the Crown, by God,

would claim it full,

and not, a sovereign, spare.

The King in name,

would stake the claim,

and dissenters, best beware.

 

The discoverers left,

with just a tale,

to relate, for food and drink.

Live out their days,

in a drunken haze.

While the King, wears robes of mink.

 

 Jack Downing

Sept. 2010

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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