The Admiral & The Prince of Whales
~ Andy Boerger
I’m a seafaring admiral! Well, I’m the Prince of Whales!
Let’s chat a bit, for — I’m sure of it -we both have thrilling tales!
I fought with sea serpents thrice your size while my crew mates cowered in fear;
t’was how I got my admiral’s stripes and this scar upon my ear.
I plunged the deepest, darkest depths, quite eager to explore,
and there I saw a giant squid with twenty limbs, or more!
I’ve battled pirates wickeder than devils beyond the Styx;
took all I had to overcome their cunning pirate tricks!
My songs have brought the angels down from Paradise to hear
a golden harp they gave me; it’s a treasure I hold dear
A wave once rose to drown my ship; ’twas higher than the sky
but I’m a seasoned sailing man; victorious was I!
I’ve swum from pole to pole and drunk from all the Seven Seas
all brine upon this turquoise pearl I navigate with ease!
I too! I’ve tasted all the ocean’s bounties and its banes.
It’s made me! Why, it’s brine,not blood, that courses through these veins!
Time’s never wasted talking with a gent who knows the sea!
Likewise, good prince; yet, leave I must…
….my mom is calling me!