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Come at Me Bro!

The Great Decapod Crustacean War

General Clawdius Herman Shellby Pincer VIII stood on the rock
He had come from a long line of warriors since the Jurassic era
His family were more defined by their extra thick exoskeletons
Their species are one the longest living creatures on planet Terra

An army of a million crabs had gathered there in the ocean floor
Ready to go to war as General Pincer VIII encouraged the troops
He spoke to platoons, sergeants, chieftains, captains and crabtains
Advising that the enemy is fast and catches them in groups

“Use your hooks soldiers” General Pincer VIII told all the crabs
“Cut their nets, slash their mesh, sever their necks, trash their flesh
Do whatever it takes to bring down their giant machines soldiers
We have always been at war because the enemy want us fresh”

And as he spoke giant nets started sweeping the ocean floor
Some crabs started clawing, sawing at the nettings from above
The crustaceans fought from their positions and crust stations
Knowing that in this battle they would never show any love

General Pincer VIII was captured by a fishing boat and taken far
And once on land as he was being thrown into a tank he escaped
The head chef had never seen such a crabby mad crab taking jabs
They had never seen such an old crustacean ready to box and scrape

Scientists were called because General Pincer VIII was unique
He was one of the oldest living species found on the ocean floor
Now any who enters the aquarium can see his fighting spirit
He’s always walking sideways screaming “Come at me Bro!”
Author's Note
For the A Case of the Crabs comp
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