Only Transient Sheep
Hiatus and Hibiscus are the names of my two sheep
Hiatus likes to hiccough and Hibiscus likes to beep,
The only time I get some peace is when they're both asleep!
Hiatus went to Knaresborough and turned the ladies' heads
Hibiscus stayed at home and cursed "those wicked slimy reds"
They only cease to argue when they're tucked up in their beds!
Hiatus lit a candle and intoned a solemn prayer
As a practice that is holy, but a measure that is rare
Hibiscus, on the other hand, is now a millionaire
Hibiscus dotes on chocolate, Hiatus dines on cheese
And both are rather prone to do exactly as they please
One wonders if this ovine pair have learned their ABCs
And do they have fleas?
Hibiscus ate a pencil and promptly down did fall
Hiatus trapped a frightened little hamster in the hall
The world turns 'round, in ways profound
That sages do confound
Hiatus and Hibiscus sent a message to the Queen
"Our Agent of Desire comes disguised as Mr. Clean"
"Balls!" Said the Queen "If I had two I'd be king"
Hiatus ran for office, Hibiscus took the hump
The hoary throng of pistoleros bravely manned the pump
And, adding to divergence, felt the inklings of a lump.
Hibiscus was in the kitchen eating toast and jam.
Hiatus was seen in Scotland in the company of a lamb
Then off to New York City, to buy stock, and pull a scam.
Last I heard, he was employed by the notorious Uncle Sam.
Hiatus or Hibiscus, it really matters nought
Depending on the matter of what they both have sought
And matter's merely patter when a sot ought quaff a draught
And thus it is, my children, that if you can't agree
Just go into the pantry and endure the third degree
Hiatus and Hibiscus will just sit and sip their tea
|The Agent Apsley, Stacy, P, TG, Dano, nomi, Rippy, Best Boy, Anon., spawn of Rippy, Dew Drop, Paloma, dano, Bop.
|21st January 1999.