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Phillip Coffey - Victor or Battle Lost

A cat lying comfortably, - rounded in a chair - no weariness, no cares, with collar about his neck - adorned.

No fits of rage, no thoughts that be troublesome, no travels well beyond his master's 'table - no fearful scorn.

Or lust in his youthful mind, doubts with flesh oppressed - outreaching to the futile side.

'No grin and bear it', no mounting bills to pay, no internet-too frequently to swear about.

In his dreams Men do tremble or holler in fits of rage - living each and every battle.

Won or lost - it does not matter, while others gain from exchanges of the oppressed And overwhelmed - gather.

No saber or swords does the feline carry to the hunt -meekly, cautiously - brings In the charmed and caught - exceedingly.

Humbled humans to the war we can never ever be, carry explosives to the tee - Living with the squalid fee.

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