‘ Sorry, dear, I did not hear.
And why do I even bother?’
‘It seems we have a visitor,’
The crow said in dismay.
‘You’ll have to speak up a little, dear.
Though, I’m not listening anyway.’
‘I said,” We’ve got a guest up here,”
Top hat, brolly, gloves and all.’
‘I must be deaf and going blind
Your story sounds rather tall.’
‘It’s true, I tell you, here he is
Reading the Sunday times.’
‘I’m getting sick of all your lies
And these horrific rhymes.’