Oft have I wondered: Ode to the Tomcat
Oft have I wondered at the animals He made.
The lion and horse to me do make sense.
The dog needs a master and the cow his wide fence.
Even the rabbit and chicken seem rather right.
But why the tomcat, who howls in the night?
I know its unfair and really quite wrong,
But why should the feline scream nightly his song?
Were I the Master and able to make
A beast like the cat, then make no mistake.
I’d surely and gently, completely correct
The cat’s one apparent and howling defect.
Though partial to canine so loyal and true
Be much assured, this one thing I’d do.
While Tom has his place in my new domain
I quell all his racket and make him refrain.