The Pirate Parrots

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Once on a pirate ship there was

a captain pirate parrot.

“Squawk, squawk!

I’m in charge!

I am a pirate parrot!”

 

And on that pirate ship there were

two pirate parrots.

“Squawk, squawk!”

“I’m in charge!”

“I steer the ship.”

“We are the pirate parrots!”

 

And on that pirate ship there were

three pirate parrots.

“Squawk, squawk!”

“I’m in charge!”

“I steer the ship.”

“I hoist the sail.”

“We are the pirate parrots!”

And on that pirate ship there were

four pirate parrots.

“Squawk, squawk!”

“I’m in charge!”

“I steer the ship.”

“I hoist the sail.”

“I tie the rope.”

“We are the pirate parrots!”

 

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And on that pirate ship there were

five pirate parrots.

“Squawk, squawk!”

“I’m in charge!”

“I steer the ship.”

“I hoist the sail.”

“I tie the rope.”

“I swab the deck.”

“We are the pirate parrots!”

 

And they sailed away

through the whooshy sea

to fight and rob

whoever they see.

 

“Aha! Ahoy!

What do I spy,”

the captain squawked,

“with my beady eye?”

 

A great blue whale

singing in the sea

was swishing and fishing –

when what did she see?

 

“Squawk, squawk!

We are the pirate parrots!

Give us silver –

or have a fright!

Give us gold –

or have a fight!”

 

“Ugh?” said the whale.

“I’ve a stinky spout.

No silver or gold!”

And she spurt it out –

shoooosh! –

all over the ship!

 

“Eeergh!”

squawked the parrots –

as smelly as can be!

And they sailed away

through the whooshy sea.

 

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“Aha! Ahoy!

What do I spy,”

the captain squawked,

“with my beady eye?”

 

A slinky squid

squirming in the sea

was twirling and whirling –

when what did he see?

 

“Squawk, squawk!

We are the pirate parrots!

Give us silver –

or have a fright!

Give us gold –

or have a fight!”

 

“Ugh?” said the squid.

“Now let me think.

No silver or gold.”

But he squirted black ink –

swoooosh! –

all over the ship!

 

“Eeergh!”

squawked the parrots –

as drippy as can be!

And they sailed away

through the whooshy sea.

 

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“Aha! Ahoy!

What do I spy,”

the captain squawked,

“with my beady eye?”

 

Some bright beaky puffins

bobbing in the sea

were paddling and dabbling –

when what did they see?

 

“Squawk, squawk!

We are the pirate parrots!

Give us silver –

or have a fright!

Give us gold –

or have a fight!”

 

“Ugh?” said the puffins.

“We’ve got fishy poo!

No silver or gold.”

So they sneezed splurgy stew –

Sploooge! –

all over the ship!

 

“Eeergh!”

squawked the parrots –

as squelchy as can be!

And they sailed away

through the whooshy sea.

 

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“Aha! Ahoy!

What do I spy,”

the captain squawked,

“with my beady eye?”

 

A sharp-toothed shark

skulking in the sea

was crunching and scrunching –

when what did he see?

 

“Squawk, squawk!

We are the pirate parrots!

Give us silver –

or have a fright!

Give us gold –

or have a fight!”

 

“Ugh?” snarled the shark.

“I’ll give you a fright!

No silver or gold!

I’ll give you a fight!”

 

And he chased the ship

and the parrot crew –

who scrabbled and squawked! –

Didn’t know what to do!

 

Then shark chomped beneath –

Crrrunch! –

with his shiny sharp teeth!

And the ship –

Glug! Glug!

Glug!

Glug!

 

“Arrrgh!”

squawked the parrots

as they flapped away.

“We’ll steal another ship

and rob another day!

 

Squawk, squawk!

We are the pirate parrots!”

 

© Charlie Wilson 2017

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