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In the Imminent Vicinity of African Fauna

By 76Trombones

A splendid battle we've fought, and I
Happily leave you this thought: am I
As fast as the West?
Nay, but the *real* test
Is who'll maybe see Hippopotami!

... and your humble bard

I am happily singing a tune
To myself and "the stars" and the moon
With Africa close
When I turn my nose
In Dakar there'll be one more baboon

--- Last Edited by Mouthansar at 2011-03-20 13:32:09 ---
MayDay on Channel 16

(from chat)
ayke 10:09: help! i feel like the flying dutchman, doomed forever to be in this HUGE!! windhole, this dolldrumstuff.... :~((

I really feel sorry for Ayke
Who was heard here in chat with a "Crikey!"
Far from reaching the goal
She's adrift in a hole
That must take such a toll on her psyche

There Be Dragons

There's a line in the sea to Gibraltar
It's as sacred as any old altar
No one dares to come near
"There be dragons out here!"
Best avoid it or else you will falter!"

--- Last Edited by Mouthansar at 2011-03-21 10:26:17 ---
There once was a humble dane called Mouthansar starting from Cape Horn East
The longer the race went on, it turned out he really was a determined Beast
The persevering man held the lead throughout the Race
The difficult weather along africas coast was almost like a Mace
Let´s hope it will be the humble beast who in Gibraltar will arrive first and start the Feast!
To Dunbur

Ode to a Winner - Cape Horn to Gibraltar

Inexplicably absent from chat
And the daily a-tit-for-a-tat
Is race-ace Dunbur
Who will now incur
All our praise and the red carpet mat.

Dunbur's routing seemed outright outrageous
And certainly not advantageous
To some sailors' chagrin
He proceeded to win
He was right - and he was courageous.

--- Last Edited by Mouthansar at 2011-05-14 19:05:34 ---

There once was a SOLer named DunBur
Who decided that #1 was his number
He stayed to the west
And bested the best
He now can enjoy Winner’s Slumber
Last Limerick

I've been doing a seven-two-oh
Most of you will likely think: "Doh?"
If I insult a man
With my poetry spam
I will punish myself on the go.

--- Last Edited by Mouthansar at 2011-03-29 05:07:56 ---
Ode To AGage's Computer Work

As we race the Pacific with whales
We do so with colour, in scales
The reds are much breezier
The nights are much easier
I have no excuses to fail!
The trouble with SOLers
Is the inadequate polars
Forty knots in five knot winds
Would please all their lecherous minds
And put them ahead of all-us
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
For "Virtually" particular SOLers
The light is like watery callers
We swim to the red
Before going to bed
And hope that we chose the right polars
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.

East or West?
- Which is best?
East to San Francisco
Or stay West, Al Fresco
'76 is watching Cricket
His little school do not partake
Not Whales but catches
is all there is to take
Captjack is punching 'thru
While Agage says blue is goo
So many Skippers but no crew
Infact, the only clue
is stay out of the blue

--- Last Edited by Sebensa at 2011-04-30 08:05:44 ---

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