count chocula aboard?

My tropical vacation dreams began to snap, crackle, pop when a mysterious caller milked my ear with the news, “You have won a trip on the Kellogg’s Caribbean Cruise line. The reduced price is a special, ‘k, and includes the total luxury cruise experience.” Crazy cocoa puffs! I was gonna enjoy drinks fruity, pebbles between my toes, and sun on my face.

A few weeks later, I was boarding the good ship, Lucky Charm; recently commissioned by Gen. Mills of the Chex navy. At the top of the gangway, we were greeted by our uniformed (uninformed?) Cap’n Crunch wearing a pirate’s hat. Passengers spread out across the deck to wave “Cheerio” to friends on the dock. As we were leaving port, I noticed the life rings looked unnervingly like giant froot loops and the inflatable rafts rather like puffed wheat.

At our first port of call, I felt thirsty so joined the queue at the island cider shack, Apple Jack’s. Back on board, I listened to a live country music band, the Corn Flakes, just for kix. They played their #1 hit, Harvest Crunch, but the lead singer’s voice was too husky for my taste. After a fabulous buffet meal featuring crab alpha, bits of caviar, sushi, and other sole food, we were entertained by a magician doing trix with silly rabbits. I decided to retire to my bunk early.




awakened by noise

fear of cereal killer

on mystery ship







Haibun in response to Lillian’s fantastical noodling poetics at dVerse Poets!

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. j2w7
    May 21, 2018 @ 17:21:39

    🌟🌟🌟🌟🏆👍-JW 😉


  2. Janice
    May 17, 2018 @ 08:37:46

    Well done! This is so amusing and your concluding haiku is hilarious 😆


  3. writerwannabe763
    May 17, 2018 @ 07:58:07

    So funny… loved your kind of ‘allegory’ descriptions.. Diane


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    May 17, 2018 @ 03:00:17

    Ha.. that would be a wonderful cruise if it hadn’t been that pesky cereal killer.


  5. mhmp77
    May 17, 2018 @ 02:50:08


    How nice to be cruising on a Cruise ship. Hilarious, love the humor lynn!



  6. rothpoetry
    May 16, 2018 @ 20:45:12

    Loved the Cereal Killer at the end!! A big smile for sure!


  7. Charmed Chaos
    May 16, 2018 @ 15:59:34

    So clever!


  8. Frank Hubeny
    May 16, 2018 @ 14:25:22

    Very nice. I liked this combination: ” uniformed (uninformed?)”


  9. revivedwriter
    May 16, 2018 @ 12:30:10

    This is funny and fantastic! I love it!


  10. lillian
    May 16, 2018 @ 11:01:21

    Oh MY GOSH!!!! I am laughing out loud. Finally stopped only to read it out loud to my husband who is also now guffawing!! You made my day. Hilarious! I think you should post this again, very early on, for a Thursday OLN so you’ll get lots and lots of readers 🙂 It is so very well done!!! So glad you had fun with this one….This is just GREAT! 🙂 Loved the idea inflatable rafts looking like puffed wheat and the uniformed (uninformed) Cap’n Crunch. HILARIOUS!


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