Clover McBeeze had yawning disease
Which troubled her morning and night.
With hardly a warning, her mouth would start yawning
Unless she had bandaged it tight.
One day in October the Queen asked her over
For afternoon tea on the lawn,
So, Clover came round with her mouth tightly bound
And a facial expression forlorn.
‘Please take off your bandage and try a ham sandwich!’
Her Majesty said with a smile,
So, Clover obeyed and directly displayed
Her mouth hanging open a mile.
The Queen looked distressed at the sight of her guest
Struck down by the yawning disease,
Her mouth was so wide, seven dogs jumped inside:
A corgi and six pekinese.
Now, poor little Clover is rarely asked over
To parties or walks in the park –
She sits all alone by the dusty old phone
Where she weeps and she yawns and she barks.
– by Doug Macleod