𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬!
In News — the sub “Great Britain” hasn’t sunk.
It was assumed that it and crew were lost.
It broke the surface with a clang and clunk,
And on uncertain seas it now is tossed.
It’s quite a mess, but at prodigious cost,
We’re told the poor old girl can be restored.
So many seas has proud “Great Britain” crossed,
With many captains — some of them were flawed;
But Captain Boris, (by his crew adored),
Now gives the islanders a wisp of hope.
At certain ships, in his fine harbours moored,
He peers intently through his periscope.
His weapons are intact — torpedoes armed,
Propeller spins, she moves — no more becalmed.
— D.N. O’Brien