We Shall be Very Sorry

Based on the works of Saki

 

We shall be very sorry
When we put the dog on ice
But we all know it’s tastiest
Upon a bed of rice



We shall be very sorry
Once we teach the cat to speak
With the creature’s silence broken
What dread secrets could it leak?
 

 

We shall be very sorry
When we send them out to roam
But then they’d never meet those
Who call the woods their home



We shall be very sorry
Once the East Wing is aflame
But otherwise dear Lucien’s
Sacrifice would be in vain

 

We shall be very sorry
When the boy is snatched away
By that lonely creature in the woods
Who preys on those who pray

 

We shall be very sorry
When we teach the girls the truth
Of the Sabine women and their fate
That robbed them of their youth
 


We shall be very sorry
Once their toys we confiscate
When the boys start acting out
We’ll know we have begun too late

 


We shall be very sorry
Once everything’s begun
But we cannot be sorry
Until the deeds are done