Never Get Out!

I knew a little Serval cat —
Never get out!
Would pad all day from this to that —
Never get out!
From bar to bar she'd turn and turn,
And in her eyes a fire would burn —
(From her Zoology we learn!)
Never get out!

But if by hap a ray of sun
Came shining in her cage, she'd run
And sit upon her haunches where
Into the open she could stare
And with the free that sunlight share —
Never get out!

That catling's jungle heart forlorn
Will die as wild as it was born....
If I could cage the human race
A while like her, in prisoned space,
And teach them what it is to face
Never get out!
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