On Requests For Money
Within moral limits
There is no reason why I should choose
To do one thing or another.
I can do either or both or none.
Argument can extend the compass
Of one or other or both or none.
When it comes to giving,
'Why should I give to one not another,
to both or not to a one? '
Is a question I ask on the phone
To put the caller to task.
'Why should I give 'cause you ask? '
I wonder if anyone says,
'I wonder what Doug has written today? '
And has a look on the Web
And sees 'On Requests for Money'
And decides to test me out
For a laugh
And argues: 'Look Doug,
there's this calf...'?
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