Ghost Ship: The Flying Dutchman Sails On and On

December 19, 2018 at 11:28 pm (Folklore, Geopolitics and International Relations, Ghost Story, Gothic, Gothic poem, Gothic romance, History, Horror, International Intrigue, Mystery, Mystery/horror, Mythology, News, Poetry, Romance, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , )

On a moonlit night the sky’s spotlight
casts its rays down on tonight’s performer
a sailing ship rising out of the mist
in a globe theatre where sea and sky do meet
From underneath the water Poseidon’s hand
seems to rise from below the depths
lifting the old Dutchman like a pearl of great price
as an offering and a gift to Diana’s lantern in the night sky

Oh ship of mighty oak and sturdy deck and towering masts
what a price thou hast paid
for having for a master one Captain Hendrick Van der Decken
He who would make league and sup with the Devil
to have the fastest ship that would sail to the East Indies and back

And so there at the Cape of Good Hope
ship, master and crew would lose all hope
as Captain Hendrick stood on deck at the wheel
and cursed the wind for holding him back
but this was no wind of natural origin
This was the lady Moriah
better known as the Devil’s daughter Lilith
She the angel who directed the windstorm
As Abraham was about to sacrifice his son
on the mountain that she’d often ascend and descend
The mount where she communicated with a thousand points of light
Those gods worshipped by many nations who chose to follow her father
originally the supreme lightbearer Lucifer who rebelled against the Creator of the Cosmos

And so that mount would play at the center of time
She the angel who directed the whirlwind
causing a son who led a nation founded by Freemasons and Rosicrucians to pose the question
What angel in the whirlwind directs this storm?
The same angel that would raise a desert storm
and cause her own ancient homeland to fall under the control
of Sir Francis Bacon’s prophecied New Atlantis
that lay far beyond mighty Hercules’ pillars

A son that asked What angel in the whirlwind directs this storm?
in his inaugural speech
while his father who led the same New Atlantis
talked of communing with a thousand points of light
The father who has now gone to his reward

When shall the thousand points of light again gather on Moriah?
For after the ram saved Abraham’s son from sacrifice
The mount was to become sacred to the cosmos’ Creator
But alas foolish is man! And full of folly!
For the wisest among men chose to have 700 wives and 300 concubines
And in building a Temple to the Cosmos’ Creator
would eventually allow his women to erect statues to their nations’ gods
So that once again the thousand points of light (Lucifer’s merry band)
would seek to stand toe to toe and shoulder to shoulder with the Ultimate Divine

And now a homicidal crown prince arises out of the Arabian desert
A secret follower after strange gods
(Like many men who led the New Atlantis beyond Hercules’ pillars)
and has agreed in backdoor channels with the Nation of Israel
to rebuild Solomon’s Temple on Mount Moriah
provided that the thousand points of light once again
stand on equal ground and shoulder to shoulder with the Cosmos’ Creator

Solomon (and its Arabic equivalent Suleiman) are both rooted in shalom/salaam meaning peace
And the homicidal crown prince is the son of Salman (of the same root as Solomon/Suleiman but is a separate name meaning safe)
“For when they shall say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them…” (I Thessalonians 5:3)

Those who summon the first of a thousand points of light…

In 1951, a movie was made about the Flying Dutchman

The story of a woman named Pandora who sacrificed herself
to free the Dutchman from his curse

Now the Dutchman’s curse
caused by his cursing the wind
who was the Lady Moriah
(Remember the origins of the song They Call The Wind Maria)
Lilith the Devil’s Daughter
the angel in the whirlwind who directed this storm
and communed with the thousand points of light

That curse will soon end
Captain Hendrick and his ship
The Flying Dutchman will sail on and on
Far past the Cape of Good Hope
and beyond
For the thousand points of light will once again descend
On Mount Moriah
to claim equality with and stand shoulder to shoulder
and toe to toe with the Creator of the Cosmos
until the arrival of he
“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”

So the ending of the Dutchman’s troubles
is the beginning of the apotheosis of humanity’s
The Dutchman’s gain is humanity’s loss.

Pandora: The woman who saved the Flying Dutchman
Named after the woman who, in classical Greek mythology, opened up a box of troubles for all mankind as good Hope is left behind.

-A supernatural narrative poem
and vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Wednesday December 19th


  1. deleteest said,

    Wow….Thank you

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      You’re welcome, Tim.

      I’ll mention to my readers who read my comments that you’re the man who painted the picture at the top of this page and it is available for sale.

  2. velvetscreams said,

    😊wow great read!…you just keep getting bettee

  3. George F. said,

    Your genius betrays itself.

  4. David Redpath said,

    Since Adam and Eve’s
    eyes first opened,
    rebellion at the heart
    of life’s broken poem.

    This is a masterful piece
    of writing, Chris.
    Where does mythology end,
    and supernatural reality begin?
    Well done, my poetic friend.

  5. The sarejessian said,


  6. The sarejessian said,

    Reblogged this on The Sarejessian.

  7. Netra said,

    Wow great work! Happy new year eve 🙂

  8. Dracul Van Helsing said,

    Reblogged this on Dracul Van Helsing and commented:

    A supernatural narrative poem and vampire novel chapter I wrote over a year and 3 months ago:

  9. Jessica said,

    Wonderful poem. I love reading them because they’re like flash fictions… I wonder if there are categories for them… hm 🤔

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      I believe the name for this style of poetic writing is narrative poem- a poem that tells a story. 🙂

      I’ve written a few of that style of poems over the years. ✍🏻

      • Jessica said,

        Oh thank you! I’ve written poems like this in past and I always felt awkward calling it a poem because every poem I read doesn’t tell a story. Until I got to read yours and one other blogger… forgot her name…

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,


        I wonder who that would be?

        I’ve read lots of female poets here on WordPress but I don’t remember any narrative poems.

        There’s a guy here called RainAlchemist who writes a wide variety of poetry including narrative poems which are quite good.

      • Jessica said,

        Never encountered RainAlchemis blog, but I’m we’re not talking about the same person because she was a girl. She stopped blogging already though. If only I can remember… sigh

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        It’s sad when people leave WP.

      • Jessica said,

        True 😦 Especially if you like them a lot.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, there’s some people I liked a lot on WP and then they deleted their blogs and vanished without a trace. 🙁

      • Jessica said,

        I don’t have much right to complain about this because I’ve done my fair share of vanishing act… sigh.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Your fair share of vanishing acts eh? 🧙🏻‍♀

        But it’s the being sawed in half act during the magic show that you really want to avoid.

        Particularly if the magician suffers from memory loss.

      • Jessica said,

        Oh my god that’s a horrible thought 😂 and I think I saw it in movie once that a magician left his assistant that way because it was interrupted for some emergency and forgot all about her. I think the show ended with her shouting “Somebody help” while the lights goes off.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I think I might have seen that show.

        That scene sounds familiar. 🤔

      • Jessica said,

        Please tell me the title of the movie if you remember. 🙂

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        If I remember, I will.

        I think it might have been an episode of a TV series actually.

        A show like Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock Presents or Night Gallery or Outer Limits or some such anthology of horror stories TV series.

  10. Jessica said,

    Oh, I’ve read this already… Ah… I’m becoming a scatterbrain 😭 I definitely need more sleep.

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