Oh, what unhappy twist of fate

Has brought you, homeless, to my gate?
The gate where once another stood
To beg for shelter, warmth, and food.
For from that day I ceased to be
The master of my destiny.

While he, with purr and velvet paw
Became within my house, The Law
He scratched the furniture and shed.
And claimed the middle of my bed.

He ruled in arrogance and pride
And the heart the day he died
So if you really think, oh cat,
I'd willingly relive all that
Because you come, forlorn and thin
Well...don't just stand there...come on in!

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