A bag of bones at the side of a road
begged a man for a coin small.
The man of means in a generous mood
tossed at the beggar a question wise:
'Why do you beg when you can find
here or there some decent job?'
'Give me a coin or find me a job;
please don't give me your gift of gab.'
In a fit of despair at a man so sage
the beggar spat and went his way.