It starts when we insinuate
and then we callously cachinnate
to spark life into all these bold words
Then we mockingly genuflect
around our own self-respect
really bowing and scraping to pride
We languidly masticate
as we verbally masturbate
and pompous, wrap mantles of airs
Oh really how we self efface
all sense snugly self replaced
Ho vision! Ho thought! Bid adieu...
Stay pride and steady tongue!
silence mouth's gaping bung
and wash 'way all hastily spoken words
Let Passion's coursier stay
teamed to Reason's implacable way
a bracered tandem of wills
And tongue and mind together
will stay the tiller through weather
lo wisdom and life's far shore!