Whale was nervous as a kitten,
thoughts that he had found himself a mate,
her name was
Wanda Whale and he was smitten,
planned to go out on a date!
advised to take her something floral,
fall for flowers, even me!”
mixed some seaweed with some coral,
his hair and headed out to sea.
forty fathom mark he met her,
and thought his seaweed garland grand,
that the bottom would be better,
she led him
to a picnic on the sand.
They had a
lovely day, their hearts were reckless,
he built a
clever castle out of shells,
then asked a
bunch of crabs to form a necklace,
she put it
on and heard the wedding bells.
pronounced the couple married,
congregation cheered and wished them well,
threw the kelp bouquet she carried,
turtle caught it on her shell.
honeymooned down in the South Atlantic,
the sea was
clear and beautiful down there,
moonlight made it all seem so romantic,
in love without a single care.
was fairly nice down underwater,
dropped a bombshell on her guy:
to be the Father of a daughter,
I’ll have a
little baby next July!”
was a very happy feller,
his wife and told her he was glad,
suddenly they heard a large propeller,
something in its throbbing sounded bad.
So Wally hit
the surface – saw the whaler,
about these ships, they dealt in death,
he heard a
shout and then he saw a sailor,
fired and Wally grabbed a breath.
flew, its tail of rope unending,
flicked his fins and went below,
just then he
saw his lovely wife ascending,
and as she surfaced, yelled out “NO!”
struck poor Wanda in the dorsal,
cheered, she lay there in a daze,
younger whales made such a tasty morsel,
like this and he would earn a raise!
then started dragging through the water,
doors opened wide, she tried to fight,
with axes waited for the slaughter,
suddenly they saw an awesome sight.
leapt, the crewmen gasped in wonder,
he flew so
high, with murderous intent,
hard and split the deck asunder,
filled up with water – down it went.
whales said Wally was a hero,
the same, I bet,” he’d always quip,
was: Wally - one, the whalers - zero,
whale to ever sink a ship!
healed okay, and now is healthy,
to somewhere whalers never go,
awesome leap has made them wealthy,
they live at
Seaworld now – go watch their show!
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