There was a man of double deed

Sowed his garden full of seed.


When the seed began to grow,

‘Twas like a garden full of snow.


When the snow began to melt,

‘Twas like a ship without a belt.


When the ship began to sail,

‘Twas like a bird without a tail.


When the bird began to fly,

‘Twas like an eagle in the sky.


When the sky began to roar,

‘Twas like a lion at the door.


When the door began to crack,

‘Twas like a stick across my back.


When my back began to smart,

‘Twas like a penknife in my heart.


When my heart began to bleed,

‘Twas death and death and death indeed.


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