Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
then Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
But what if it wasn't an accident at all,
perhaps this grim fate was what he foresaw.
All the King's horses and all the King's men,
couldn't put Humpty together again.
but maybe they shouldn't, especially when
THEY were the reason he chose this end.
Humpty was not just any fool
He was head of the town's only school.
All the students thought he was cool
Even the teachers whose heartstrings he pulled.
This is except for Humpty himself
Who from birth was cursed with poor health.
Reading the books on the library shelf
Taught him the things that mattered more than wealth.
Many years later, one student now king
Obsessed in finding new nations to reign.
Remembering his teacher whose lungs are in chains
Finally summoned the land's few brains.
He asked them to find out what's wrong with dear Humpty
But their research in this area was empty.
Death seemed an inevitability
And reasons to embrace it were more than plenty.
By the time they discovered a cure
The castle's high walls had Humpty lured.
He sang in his heart his overture
Took one small step, and relief was ensured.
After his corpse was found near a gutter
His room was searched and they found a letter.
In it he outlined an important matter
That the king should do to make things better.
"I taught you about the value of life
But you spent only on war, while disease was rife
And so I make haste to join with my wife
Who also died from your surgical knife.
Please don't hesitate to spend more on health
Open more schools, put more books on the shelf
. A warring nation can plunder much wealth,
But a learned one can make more by itself"