Wisdom’s Feast

At home deep within its bowels
reside the wise nocturnal owls
Searching for an evening feast
on rodents living with the beast

Peering here and peering there
for nests that make a hidden lair
Watching prey with scornful eyes
fearing what they soon may try

Scurry around lingering pests
with you in sight souls can’t rest
We’ll swoop you up one by one
to fate worse than a big cauldron

When you’re gone and nest no more
peace will be for US in store
Till foolish actions creep back in
And wisdom’s feast brings their end