Jim took an egg out of the box,
And held it up quite candidly,
Then, bless his little cotton socks,
He cracked it single-handedly.
He blithely poured the contents in
The boiling water pot,
Then tossed the shell into the bin,
With an unerring shot.
After several minutes he,
With spatula, did fish
The egg out of the pot with glee
And place it on a dish.
It was the best egg ever seen,
The reward of great endeavour,
Though Jimmy Greaves had always been
The greatest poacher ever.