The Owl and the Pussy Cat

May 8, 1991

The Owl and the Pussy Cat

em = By Phil Shannon

The Owl and the Pussy Cat made an Accord

in the year 1983

They made many promises and scorned doubting Thomases

and signed it most gratefully.

The Owl looked up to the dollar above

and sang with a nasal whine,

"O tome cat Pussy! O Pussy, my love,

Our economy will be fine, be fine

Our economy will be fine!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You'll be my pal,

our wages shall match South Korea.

My kittens will diet most times I say 'quiet',

but what if they don't agreea?

Let's find a thesaurus for the phrase that's best for us

to help us sell our Accord."

And on a yellowing page they found "social wage"

And cried "Thanks to Reverend Howe and the Lord, the Lord

Thanks to Reverend Howe and the Lord."

And while Pussy grew fat from all the time that he sat

on tripartite committees,

The Owl was dining with people from mining

and rich nobs from the cities

Who were most thankful for their growing bankful

as they bathed in the corporatist sun.

It was more than they'd got from the Old Peacock

Now the Owl and the Pussy were one, were one

Now the Owl and the Pussy were one.
To aid the commentaries and elucidations of literary scholars, the author has appended the following footnote:

The owl is a bird of prey, as indeed is the hawk.

Pussy cats come in two forms: the "wild cat" (which socialists like) and the "tame cat" (which we are, unfortunately, all too familiar with).

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