The Penguin and the Crocodile.

In the style of Lewis Carroll and – especially – Edward Lear.

Said the penguin to the crocodile,
‘You don’t even swim,
half the time you’re outside,
and half the time you’re in.’

‘Ha!’ snorted the crocodile.
‘Why call you a bird?
You can’t even fly –
I’m not sure you know the word!’

Said the penguin to the crocodile,
‘That’s not true, you know.
But I’d rather be your friend,
and not your enemy or foe.’

‘You liar!’ said the crocodile.
‘Do you think I’m a fool?
You don’t want to be my friend,
you want my swimming pool!’

With that, the crocodile swam away
and the penguin waddled home.
And now neither is a friend (nor foe),
and each is all alone.

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