When they said, Get with the programme,
I said, Thanks, but I have my own.
They said, You have an attitude problem.
I said, No, you have a problem with my attitude.
They said, The world doesn’t owe you a living.
Nor I the world, then, said I. Besides,
The world should be more giving.
And money doesn’t grow on trees, they said.
No, I replied, It’s made of them.
Why don’t you put your shoulder to the wheel?
How can I, when it keeps on turning?
You should try doing a hard day’s work.
Maybe I will, when a hard day comes my way.
They said, You don’t pull your weight.
No, I said, and I won’t:
Skip told us it makes you go blind.