Is this cup I hold here half empty
Or else, as some would have me think, half full?
A troubling conundrum, eternally insoluble
Yet quickly resolved by simply letting go
Full of confidence, the tortoise
Challenges his friend the hare to a race
“Just give me a ten yard start,” he says
“And you’ll never catch me,” he boasts
And he’s right, for whenever Hare reaches the spot
The tortoise has already gone
Still … When the hare has gone twenty yards
Where is the tortoise then?
Imagine a goose in a narrow-necked glass bottle
How can you get the goose out of the bottle
Without either of them coming to any harm?
Easily … There; it’s free
A puzzle you might find more tricky
History professors can’t answer it
Scientists still haven’t solved it
Which came first: the chicken or the egg?
JUST MY LUCK
I have recently
By the well known
Who has undertaken
A fault-finding mission
From here to eternity
Even more unfortunately
He has an annoying habit
Of continually breathing
Non-franocophilies may need to check out “a mon avis” on their favoured on-line translator.
IT’S LIKE I SAY
Fogged by assumptions
We assume twenty-twenty
While blind as a bat