so lets raise the jolly roger
It's been so long since
we danced the hornpipe,
and made our victims walk the plank
lest they raft ashore,
on plastic bottles
All hands to deck,
trim the sail,
and raise the nylon gibbet,
for the tide waits for no man -
and our ship's a ghosting
against a hot wind,
amongst the empty waves,
while the innocent
And a don't ye splice the mainbrace
until we've raised
the black flag
The idea for this poem is a mash up of a "dancing pirates" idea that refuses to work, and this truly horrible article The Ocean is Broken http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1848433/the-ocean-is-broken/--this/
It's a real worry that everybody wants and needs what the sea can provide, but it seems not everybody is prepared to look after it.
A.J. Ponder is the author of Wizard's Guide to Wellington and Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death.
(Bundled into a super secret underground bunker Lilly must use her awesome genius skills - and her not so awesome social skills to survive long enough to create awesomely dangerous creatures and escape almost certain death...