Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Verse and worse

No mood is more bellicose
Than Rear-Admiral Jellicoe's
He ordered the fleet from New York to Crete
With no thought of danger, or fear of defeat


Eddie Bluelights said...

These Rear Admirals are all the same
They all do daft things to get fame
There was Francis Drake
Who bowled when Armada news brake
And finished game before battle did break.

Just on my way to bed . . . and saw your post LOL. Had to have a go.

The Muse said...

a navy brat here...
heard the whistle and it is piercing for Shore Leave :)...
nicely done ... !!

david mcmahon said...

Nice work, Eddie. I remember as a kid, being entranced that he was playing bowls.

I also remember a sombre poem about Drake's drum ....

david mcmahon said...

Hi there, Muse - yes, I can hear the whistle too!

CiCi said...

That's pretty much how I go through life. No fear of defeat.

Unknown said...

I'm with technobabe, go thru life with no fear of defeat. Good one David!

RuneE said...

I tied one, but that seems to have got lost in transit. I hopefully remember what I wrote:

I won't make fun of a General
Who wanted to play with an Admiral
But the soldiers had tea
The navy was at sea
The General is now Corporal

Maggie May said...

An Admiral's bravery
Keeps others from slavery.
Without courageous men
Where would we be then?

Maggie X

Nuts in May

Moannie said...

Of famous seamen we've had plenty
From Drake and Raliegh to Nelson
When it comes to a fight
They gather up tight.
And Queenie says 'you sure did do well son.

Moannie said...

By the way, David, I'm back home. Without the furniture but the roof is solid.