Essays in Failure – 2

They lived up in the palace, and
We lived down in a cottage;
They dined on wine and caviar, while
We had ale and pottage —

Our rats were pets, while they used dogs
When they rode out to shoot deer;
But now their palace empty lies,
Save our old rats

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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