(Winner will be declared tomorrow with the new challenge) Our poets have submitted their work! Or, in Captain's case, a lot of work. I don't grade extra credit. Reading is hard. So I picked your acrostic, as it was roughly the same length as Drill's, Cap'n.
DECKERS: Vote for your favourite in the comments!
Of tigers, I confess to be,
My stripes duel orange and black.
Sharp claws and wits to snare my prey,
I pounce, too quick, attack!
Though grimace stained with blood, too neat
My menace need not frighten.
For puns and jest be served to nom,
My humor doth enlighten.
To see me simply, this is true,
To quell this boring life.
Online I play, with all of you,
Our joust does kill the strife.
From the Lone Star land I hunt the plains
Through rainbows, see my eyes.
The cowgirl's favors dropped, but oh,
My stripes lean toward the guys.
This cage I pace does hold me dear,
Its lock I cannot pick!
A slave to work, I must protest,
This job can suck my… time?
A nerd am I, though friends don’t share
My likes and understands.
To all of you, I am but one,
A comrade holding hands.
And so my story comes to end,
Tis honest, that’s no lie.
My best be placed upon the plate,
And served to you, on high.
Catapulting through the stars
Atlantis’ troubles in the past
Preparing for reentry
Thrust reversers set to blast
Alarm klaxons begin to blare
Indications of something amiss
No readings from the spaceship
Maybe Jinx is responsible for this
A memory starts to reemerge
Xenon lights bathe the shuttle
Announcers count down from ten
Not one sign of trouble
Damn, a thermal curtain failure!
Jinx and Max, friends forever
Ignite the second booster!
No radios or oxygen whatsoever!
Xebecs used to sail the seas
While we now sailed through space
Intercept course set for Daedalus
New challenges to face
Now our oxygen is refilled
Edwards landing window is passed by
Recalculate for White Sands
Safe on deck, we didn't die!