Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Future Sailors: Izy's Out of Standard

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sailors of the future
on boats with silver sails
will spend their time
tracing digital stowaways
by order of the Cyborg Sea-Dog

“Bring 'em back alive” said he
so we can tweak their tails
teaching them to rhyme
with robot starfish...
gar fish, starfish, whatever-kind-you-are fish
stowaways are not allowed on board.”

“Not allowed?” inquired the nylon admiral,
“But, I say, they’re in everything we eat,
they’re in my nylon uniform, uniformly nylon,
and once they managed to pile on,
life’s never been the same.”

“It’s a problem,” opined a future sailor,
whereupon he was flung into the brig.
“But don’t you see? I’m much too big
to be a digital stowaway.
Will I now be a castaway,
for throwing the electronic mast away?”

Life will not be easy for future sailors, methinks.

I have created an original but completely tuneless, and therefore useless, sea chanty for Isadora’s Out of Standard challenge over at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. Izy based her challenge “upon the most ridiculously awesome thing I know...The Mighty Boosh,” she said.
She also explained, for those of us over a certain age, that the Mighty Boosh is a British comedy troupe featuring Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding.


grapeling said...

will they drink grog and suffer the electronic lash? fun write, Kay

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh Kay, you created such a humorous piece even with your dog snoring. I love it. Mine wasn't so "future sailor" lol

Kerry O'Connor said...

*Round of applause*

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Hi Kay and welcome home - life is a bit erratic this side as you may imagine, but have been reading all the posts - loved this one!

All the piccies of K were fun too. No mistaking it's the same you!!

YAM xx

Hannah said...

What a fun jaunt on the metallic those silver sails and your humor, Kay!

jabblog said...

This is a rollicking good song, Kay. Great fun:-)

Loredana Donovan said...

This is awesome!!

Debi Swim said...

they’re in my nylon uniform, uniformly nylon,

this whole this is such fun - maybe late night poeming is your thang : )

Margaret said...

Very nice. And I wouldn't say it's tuneless - a sailor will find a way to twist those words 'round his drink filled tongue and make them dance!

Sumana Roy said...

o my....... this is simply beautiful ........what a fun read....lovely :)

Mama Zen said...

This is so fun! I love "gar fish, starfish, whatever-kind-you-are fish."

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is a ton of fun to read! A sort of modern-day Jabberwocky. Twas brillig!

Sam Edge said...

This is a hoot Kay!

Kay L. Davies said...

Thanks, troops. All encouragement is very much appreciated.
Debi is right, I am a midnight writer, but was very tired last night and did not proofread properly before posting. Found a couple of errors just now, and there may be more.
Will check out yours for commenting after my nap.

Marian said...

love it! not just Boosh, but Seuss-ish :)

Grandmother said...

This is great fun which is what you can have when you castaway the mast away and try to rhyme starfish!

Isadora Gruye said...

hiya did a bang up job here, inter-weaving many of the "future sailor" phrases to a such a great effect. You brought your own order to the images and told a great little story to boot. Viva la

Ella said...

Cheers Kay! You did an amazing job with this prompt~ I want to sing and sling a mug of ale okay maybe Red Bull ;D Great job

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Great fun Kay and I love your clever rhymes.
Anna :o]

razzamadazzle said...

I absolutely adore this sea chanty! It's so much fun!