The Cougar Cat


The farmer took a bat to do battle with a cat

who was busy chasing the cattle.

Why should the cougar have steak

when the farmer can barely make

enough to pay the bills in Seattle?


But a cougar of any age

will eat the canary in the cage

especially if the door is left ajar.

For a cougar is not a pet

and will probably never get

as tame as the dog in the car.



The Sum


Give them all some

of the total of the sum

but leave some rum

in the bottom of the drum.


And feed for the swine

is not likely expensive wine

but more so than not

will be crumbs from the table.

But pork chops or veal

will more than likely appeal

to those who buy the wine

and fine coats of sable.