At least pirates past knew of bravery—they knew of life!
Our pirates: corporate vehicles and artificial strife.
Ignoble vessels, once tussled and fought with tide and foe;
Terrible! But modern piracy, doubtlessly moreso.
Seagulls, they soar stoically above, they still wheel and squawk;
One bolder time over sails, now Fiat 500 torque.
Foreign adventure! Plunder, honour; climes and spoils finer;
Nothing’s now more foreign! Boring bureaucrats woo China.
We race to embellish our graves, but this route we should mock;
Pirates! Bold and brave pirates once lived lives upon this rocque.