Sunday, 23 March 2014

21st February 2011


Two rats and seven cats waiting to be fed,
The cats - extended family,
The rats - uninvited guests
But tolerated nonetheless by the cats
Who probably grew up thinking that the rats
Were nothing more than funny-looking cats
And therefore learnt to share the food they ate
Instead of giving vent to the hate
Cats naturally have for rats,
Israelis for Palestinians,
India for Pakistan,
Al Qaeda for the West
And so on
And so forth.

Perhaps we could all learn something from this;
After all, is there not to be found,
All over the world,
To name but one example,
Cats and dogs,
Sworn enemies by nature,
Living harmoniously in the same house together?


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