(A parade of words and phrases eligible for retirement.)
When he saw that the dog was asleep on the porch,
He imagined a moment—a dog with a guy.
Oh, but petting that dog was igniting a torch—
And this was the birth of “let sleeping dogs lie.”
There’s no reason his folks named their little boy “Dog.”
But it made that poor child so unhappy he’d weep.
He could not tell the truth—and he slept like a log.
So his folks, when they could, let a lying Dog sleep.