There are words I could use in my defence.
My mind goes blank. I can’t think of any.
I’m ill. That’s not a criminal offence.
You take me to bits. There are too many
Answers you’ve rehearsed. If I’d a penny,
For each time that I knew a point I’d made
Was valid, yet you just wouldn’t hear me –
Then, stuff "benefits" – I would be well-paid.
The way that you seem to want to steer me –
I won’t go. You tried to break me: Nearly.