by Goodness Tchibueze
A wretched man sat upon a seat
Nigh the fire, as he felt the heat
He thought, 'Lo, this, all things can burn
To dust and never any spurn! '
So he jumped into the fire from his seat.
A koboless man who rode from afar
Went to drink in a public bar.
'Bartender, bring me an empty cup'
He ordered, 'With my tears i'd fill it up'.
The bartender brought him an empty jar.
A love-lorn man went to a hitch party
To seek for a lass he'd find pretty.
After drunken by many a heavy glass,
He stumbled upon a very pretty lass
But she was one of the dolls at the party.
A wise man who wore new pair of shoes,
On reaching a muddy place, had to choose
Between saving his shoes and to cross over.
He thought, 'This mud i've got to maneuver'
Thus he crossed over upon removing his shoes.