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Hobo Renee
May 30th, 2003, 01:24 AM
A while back I was talking about some poem that I had to write, and the idea of turning Witman's "O Captain, my Captain" into a poem about Captain Crunch was suggested. Well, many months later, here it is. "Copyright" Hobo Renee:)

O CAPTAIN! my Captain Crunch! our fearful trip is done;
The stomach has weather’d hungry time, the prize we sought is won;
The box is near, the crunch I hear, the children all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady spoon, the vessel grim and daring:
O cereal! cereal! cereal! 5
O the food coloring of red,
Where in the bowl my Cereal lies,
Fallen tasty crunch.

2

O Captain! my Captain Crunch! rise up and hear the hunger;
Rise up—for you the carton is emptied—for you the milk is poured; 10
For you commercials and in-store displays—for you the cash is paid;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain Crunch! dear father!
This bowl is held out to you;
Many dream for, 15
Your fallen tasty crunch.

3

My Captain does not answer, his lips are cartoon and false;
My father does not hear my cry, he has corporate interests in mind;
The cereal is horded’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful shelf, the victor customer, comes in with object won; 20
Exult, O register, and ring, O bells!
And I, with expectant palate,
Open the box where my Captain lies,
Fallen tasty crunch.

mburbank
May 30th, 2003, 10:22 AM
That totally made my day.

Cap'n Crunch
May 30th, 2003, 04:51 PM
Thanks for the love. ;)

Esuohlim
May 30th, 2003, 04:53 PM
Like it had anything to do with you. :rolleyes

The Retro Kat
May 30th, 2003, 07:01 PM
Fuckin Walt Whitman, dude.

kellychaos
May 31st, 2003, 11:19 AM
Whitman :love (http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?45442B7C000C07070E)

Hobo Renee
May 31st, 2003, 05:57 PM
Burbank saying that the poem made his day, made my day too. Awww...

Hobo Renee
Jun 2nd, 2003, 11:03 PM
:( my thread is dying :(

Rev. Danno
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:47 AM
Walt Whitman kicks ass, I love his talk show!
That thing he did the other night...Crap, am I confusing Walt Whitman with Conan O'Brian again?

Hobo, I thought of you as I rode through northern Califonia a few months back, & a few weeks ago while driving to Seattle, & I saw a big sign that said 'Sleater Kinney Rd. Exit 2 Miles', I would ahve taken a picture of it but my Dig. Cam was dead at the time.

executioneer
Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:56 AM
lol i could take pictures of that sign EVERY DAY :eek

-willie

Hobo Renee
Jun 3rd, 2003, 10:03 PM
LOL I already took a picture of that sign. But thanks for thinking of me. Willie, you better watch out, because the chance of me moving to Olympia in a little of a year are very good. And I know where Lacey is. TUMWATER!

executioneer
Jun 3rd, 2003, 11:10 PM
UH OH :(

GOOD THING I MOVED ;(

J/K

-willie

NIGhtMAre
Jun 3rd, 2003, 11:16 PM
thats to long i dont wanna read it! >:

Schimid
Jun 3rd, 2003, 11:54 PM
That's right! I didn't come on a message board to READ. :rolleyes

Les Waste
Jun 4th, 2003, 03:36 AM
What a lovely poem. :)

I'm one of the only people I know who doens't like Whitman. I think your poem is better than the original. :(

sadie
Jun 4th, 2003, 03:30 PM
i like a lot of whitman's works, but this poem isn't one of them. yours is indeed much better, renee. :)