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never smile (at a crocodile)

reserve your verdict
for the cat that smiles
when the verdict is given
at the end of this trial
as this can only be based
on the evidence on file
and the witnesses brought forward
to walk down the aisle
before considering the facts
and exhibits of bile
which despite all the shrieks
from those who thought this was vile
is enough to condemn
the cat's case as futile
“although in my defence” the cat said
with great guile
“it could not have been me,
I'm just not that agile…
and I was never given
my number to dial”
which is a breach of his rights
stated his lawyer called Kyle
so even though the evidence
was now stacked in a pile
the cat would walk free
and would not walk the mile
although I heard some time later
the cat had been murdered in style
and though it couldn't be proven
the body was found on a tile
that was engraved with the words
‘for the cat that had smiled'

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