“Come aboard,” the captain said. And so they did.
A passel of pirates;
A pandemonium of red and green parrots;
A fluffle of rabbits with carrots;
And a fesnyng of top-hatted ferrets;
Plus Bluebeard with his septet of wives;
And a clowder of cats with their nonet of lives;
Followed by a leaping army of frogs;
A band of gorillas writing blogs;
And a six-pack of wiener dogs.
The riffraff of knaves on land sneered, “You’ll never get that tub going.”
A gulp of cormorants;
A flamboyance of flamingos;
And a vortex of vultures
They flapped that ship way out to sea. And everybody had a barrel of laughs.