222 – Whale Tale

Poem number 222
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Whale Tale
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“The Whale! The Whale! The Whale!” They cried
“An ambush! Wrecked the boat!”
So we went to sea with harpoons three
And a knife to cut its throat.
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We sailed for weeks, aye weeks and months
O’er waves and through the swell
Our luck was fair, we found its lair
And entered into hell.
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The fight was long, the fight was hard,
The whale a mighty foe,
He swept his tail and smashed our sail
And dragged us down below.
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But strong of arm and stout of heart
We speared and lanced and fought,
‘Til we prevailed: The Whale had failed!
His efforts brought to nought.
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We’d won the day, we sailed away
With tunics up the mast
To catch the breeze of all those seas
‘Til we got home at last
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“The Whale!” We cried. “The Whale! The Whale!
Is vanquished, and we’re free!”
The folk elated, we were feted
Kings Of All The Sea!

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