I got in the line
At a quarter-to-nine.
The sign said I’d wait twenty minutes.
“Cap’n Stan’s Swoosh ’n’ Slide!”
It’s the park’s newest ride!
I just couldn’t wait to begin it.
I watched and I waited,
The thrill that would grab me so soon.
But who could have guessed
I’d be stranded and stressed
And still waiting at quarter-to-noon?!
Well, I’m still hearing screams
Then a splash, so it seems
That the ride is at maximum power.
So why am I here
Behind some guy’s big rear,
Moving just a few inches each hour?
How I hate Cap’n Stan!
Oh, if only that man
Had designed a less interesting ride!
I could zoom through so fast,
And I’d have such a blast
With no crowds clogging up the inside!
But here I am stuck,
This is always my luck!
And the park’s only open ’til ten!
By the time I advance
I might not get a chance
To start over and ride it again!