Alpha the rugged ship was taking a tour of the seas.
He dreamt of sailing into pirated lands full of wonder, danger and challenge.
He dreamt of saving people from flaming volcanoes, and wrecked out on shore crying S.O.S.
He was a freak wannabe, a lover of games and fun
He loved the people as they rested under the sun.
The rough seas were his lifeline, he trusted them to sail on
Winds or turbulence or hailstorm, he was all too sure to go on.
A novice though in life, he feared no harm would ever touch him.
He was built real tough, strong and hardy
And not one could match his punk
The day he sailed the first time was a cool one
But the day was getting filled with troubles one-by-one
The water loomed, they lashed, they furled
Alpha braved on, he wouldn’t bat an eyelid
His confidence only stood up, oh this was a real boon
He was fit as a tambourine, to drum the finest tune.
I’m so ravishing, an eagle would be my only match
I have eyes so sharp for combat, to see the enemy afar
My sails are sturdy to take me a million miles
I wonder if I were an eagle, I would reach the ancient stars
My charisma is unparalleled, I love to rant and rave
Show me if you can even come as close
But an eagle came close to the sails,
And rent it in two…
Alpha panicked, he wasn’t hoping for that
He travelled on as fast as he could
But could not go much ahead
His sails could no longer
Keep him sailing on
Oh what doom, he didn’t need a raging storm
Only placid waters and a destiny
To show him the place he feared.
Oh what pity a giant ship like Alpha
Was pulled out of sea by a bird
Even the mighty come down to tatters
Even the swift and the smooth come to loss
The main thing is always wisdom
It will be the answer to all doom
Alpha would have mattered
If he’d used a crew to guard him
He relied instead on his strength
His power and poise and avarice
Couldn’t withstand the test
His motives weren’t lofty or noble
He was just prideful and ignoble.
So little children, be wary
Be wise and be cheery
Be sure to make wisdom your friend
And you will be quick and fast to zoom
Hedged in and well-protected from doom!