the house that Jack built

 

that is the house
that Jack built

it goes up and around the town
you know the burg
that Jack built

all around and down the town
they sing a thing
old anything
to build the rafters higher
in the town of the house
that Jack built

and when a memorandum states
diplomatically
here is the cost of that house
that Jack built
they tear up the inside of that house
and magnify the opposite
for the whimsy of the thing
to tear the flowers to shreds
in that house that Jack built
and strew the petals leaving the yard
of that place teeming with color
for the year of the days
in the life of that house
that Jack built