On April 25, 2018, P.T. Wyant posted at ptwyant.com a Wednesday Words prompt involving a shark, jingle bells, and rain.
This brought out the ridiculous, ahem, whimsical side of me. This poem was the result...
Rain doesn’t bother the shark
Shapeshifting into her aquatic form
Bringing terror to the fishes
Leaving bloody trails in her wake
If only humans would stop singing, “Jingle Bells”!
Bad enough that they squat on her ocean
In their ridiculous human constructs called ‘boats’
Pathetic attempts to float
Casting their nets into her ocean
Skimming off her supply of fish
Still they insist on singing, “Jingle Bells!”
In their flat, off key voices
There are no bells out here
They’re far away from their farting foghorns
What are they singing about?
No one horse open sleigh will save the humans
Not from her angry bite
It doesn’t stop them from bellowing, “Jingle Bells!”
Now the song is stuck in her head
Even if she’s a shark in the middle of the ocean
And it’s mid spring.