Bit 1 in which we become acquainted
A man was sleeping on a fence,
I asked him how he did.
He rolled half over in his sleep
And open-ed a lid
"I'm feeling fine" he said as if
in answer to my quest,
"but just today I tried some hay
and it was not the best."
I tried to tell my new-found friend
that eating hay was bunk
He haughtily replied to me
"Now listen here you punk!"
"I eat thumb tacks and drink pig swill
for breakfast every day,
I do not see how I could not
digest alfalfa hay!"
Bit 2 in which I use my surreptitiousness to change the subject
I asked "What ever do you do
when needing exercise?"
He said "I've lost a thousand pounds
By telling awful lies."
"Before that time you must have been
He nodded twice in his reply
and said "I was at that."
Bit 3 I rearrange the flora of my yard
We left on amiable terms,
and not quite enemies.
But just a soon as I got home
I rooted up my trees.