Piratical Poem

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.


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