It seems the name of Sharkie
For new pup’s not quite right,
And neither, quite, is Darkie
For reasons I won’t cite,
And nonsense is Malarkey,
Though fitting, to degrees;
Quite useless would be Barky —
He don’t do much of these.
And no good would be Spikey,
The truth, there, is the grouse;
We could, of course, try Mikey,
But that’s too like a mouse,
Or even, then, choose Highkey —
Voice, locked outside the place? —
You may ask, “Yes, but why ‘key?’”…
A poser, there, to face!?
So, Jack, from Jack the Ripper;
Another with a chance;
When let loose at a slipper,
Shows worth more than a glance.
My favourite, though, is Loki —
The Mischief God, you know —
Though it brings back in tow, ‘key’,
It goes well with the flow!