Ham vs Flout
Captain Ham had a beard as green as old broccoli,
And a streak as mean as a bitter green.
They say that he led his crew in a mutiny,
Against Captain Flout (just a young brussel sprout).
The battle was swift and soon Ham had the victory,
All Flout’s hopes sank as he walked the plank.
Balanced on the edge looking down into destiny,
His quivering lips were as pale as parsnips.
“This ‘ere be the Basin of Sharks,” sneered his enemy,
“Thanks for ye ship, in ye go fer a dip!”
The overthrown captain was chomped up like celery.
The ship sailed away but ever since that day…
Superstitious old Ham has been cursed by the memory.
He can’t eat a sprout without thinking of Flout.
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #29