I'd like to share with you a story about my yesterday. Perhaps you'll find it more exciting than I do.
I found a free-range donkey
next to a free-range horse
and what I did with them, you ask?
I had them breed, of course!
They had one foal and left him
afraid and all alone
so I threw a pack upon his back
and kept him as my own
I wandered through the jungle
over buggy, muggy ground
when I felt something slipping --
oh, my pants were falling down!
I located some tangled vines
('twere thin and didn't bite)
and wrapped them well around my waist
to hold my pants up tight
Tonight I sleep quite soundly
as imps prance through my head
I think of dragons and gypsy wagons
as I lie still in my bed
I force myself to stay asleep
so the fantasies persist
but to my surprise, as I arise
the fantasies exist!
Each stanza holds a two-word phrase
all key to my solution
though in each case, you'll need to make
a rhyming substitution!
And once you've found the phrases
and you've located the rhymes
You'll find the answer, clear as mud
(a vapid waste of time)
So, what's the hidden message in my story?