I was invited, but I did not go.
It was bad timing, at least I thought it so.
Business at hand and things to do,
I turned down the invite and perhaps you would too.
Funny thing happened just now,
A crowd of folks that I knew from town,
Passed by my home with that man from our doors,
Enthused as if they'd been offered the store!
I grind my teeth at people like them,
Offered a chance that was mine.
I ran to the venue but found the door locked,
I, and the others like me, started to chime -
"Why them and not us? We're better you'll see!"
But the guard at the gate said,
"Complain as you please,
The host and His guests have no ear for your pleas."
Don't think this a fable.
If an invitation arrives;
There's a knock and you're able - Go!
Though generous grace in the Host you'll find,
Should you balk and fail to make it in time,
He will label your place reassigned.