A fact is just the darndest thing,
It will not let you stretch and spin,
But will reach out and haul you in.
If someone spreads your lie about,
Fact will butt in to call you out,
And if from fact you run away
It circles back to spoil your day.
Then worst of all, if fact were bound,
Somewhere on earth there would be found
A tongue with courage, skill and wit
To free it.