"A man of usual moderation
I do avoid intoxication
Quite resent that implication
A minor source of aggravation.
A man of highest toleration
I will admit to some libation
I must continue protestation
On the cause of this altercation.
Of course, we had a conversation
From which arose the complication
A thorough round of provocation
I came to weary realisation-
There outside the petrol station-
That vague attempts at pacification
Could not halt the situation.
And, as my moral obligation
(Please excuse exaggeration)
I gave the youth a demonstration
And caused his shoulder's dislocation
Without a moments hesitation.
But he started it."