The Whitebait Family Reunion - By Ben Childs

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Christmas eve at the Billow's home


the tide was high


and wind a blow'n


Benny Billow lay down to sleep


as a whitebait named Frank swam alone in the deep


 


A whitebait is a teeny weeny fish


The type you would find


fried up in a dish


And their only family get together


Is in an icky squiggly whitebait fritter


 


Franky Fish was feeling alone


This Christmas eve


all on his own


Till he was hauled up from the wet


with his whole family in a whitebait fish net


 


Look who it is! Look how he's grown!


Our little Frank


can swim alone


He's growing up and handsome too


Who'd have thought he'd be swimming alone in the blue


 


Dear Uncle Pat gave Franky a pinch


I swear you have grown


a whole mili-inch!


Suddenly their conversation ran dry


As the water dripped off and they started to fry


 


Franky met somebody he didn't know


But he faked recognition


well, he gave it go


“Hello Uncle Douglas! No, wait! Uncle Dan?”


Things were getting un-comfy on top of the pan


 


Cousins Slimey and Bubbles didn't talk


Aunt Marbles was deaf


and Squirt tried to walk


and Grandmother Popeye had forgotten his name


and Spud was being a down-right pain


Uncle Pat pinched him again and again


and it turned out the fish was Uncle Dwayne


Aunt Marbles drank too much champagne


conversations were so hard to maintain


and then Spud demanded a Candy-cane


and Franky the fish tried searching his brain


for a way out that wasn't too insane


so getting a boost from Uncle Dwayne


he jumped out aiming for the drain


 


And he landed quite squarely in the sink


before he had


any time to think


And swirling around, the speed getting higher


Frank was out of the frying pan, into the fire!


 


Franky the fish was washed out to sea


He had to admit


he was rather happy


I'd rather swim all on my own if I can


At least it's cooler out here, than on that fry-pan


 


Back at the Billow's house things were quite rough


Whitebait fritters for lunch


if that wasn't enough!


Benjamin Billow wasn't very impressed


Whitebait fritters are gross, disgusting at best!


 


And what thought have you given to these poor little fish?


You serve them all up


as a Christmas day dish


This family celebrates, you all go munch, munch


While their family gets eaten for our Christmas lunch!

Created: Jan 03, 2012

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