Sunday, April 20, 2008

Verse And Worse

Random Wit, Errant Rhyme. Not A Literary Crime

Speak clearly on the ship-to-shore
Unlike the skipper who asked for tugs
His enunciation had a flaw
So the Coast Guard sent him thugs


Sandi McBride said...

or perhaps they were on the lookout for drugs????

Maggie May said...

He really needs to work on his diction,
Or was this story a piece of fiction?

quilly said...

And now for the rest of the story ...

The thugs came in with sleeves rolled up
And they commenced to swing,
Knocking sailors left and right,
And places in between.

The skipper ceased his stutter,
He began to roar,
"Enough is enough!" he yelled,
"And we shall take no more!"

"Get'em!" he yelled to the first mate,
"Get'em!" he yelled to the crew,
And the thugs were wrapped tight in fishnet,
When the sailor's fight was through.

"Toss'em to the fishes,"
The captain told the mate,
And they heaved those thugs right overboard,
To meet a watery fate.

"Keel-hauled'em," the sailors cried,
"No way," came the thugs retort,
And as they swam to save their lives,
And towed that ship to port!

CrazyCath said...

And so the thugs were what were sent,
Although the skipper'd said "tugs",
The ship was moored without a dent
And the crew went home for hugs!

(And hot cocoa in mugs.
Or maybe whiskey...)

the mother of this lot said...

This reminds me of a story my dad used to tell me when I was little, about when he was in the Army.

He said they had to send a message down a line of soldiers which was:

'Send reinforcements, we're going to advance'

By the time it got to the end it was

'Send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance'

Akelamalu said...

Did he say "Whath thith?"

Rhea said...

groan. boo, boo!! Ok, it was funny, and hilarious when I imagined it in an Australian accent. hehe