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Circus Life

I see your stupid faces
watching me with glee
I perform these stupid tricks
but oh how I long to be free
to roam the jungle once again
to be with my pride
my family, my friends
look at him with whip in hand
could grind his bones into sand
I feel the sting across my face
and in my cage I pace and pace
to feel the warm sun on my mane
now only loneliness, boredom and pain
to be the king of the jungle once more
to not be stricken when I roar
but now I sleep behind these bars
with the smell of pollution and the noise of cars

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 8:03:00 PM
    You are in the right and you expressed the feeling of cruelty in a way that is easy to experience as a reader. Perhaps the way we treat and consume animals is a reflection on the overall justice and fairness of our society. Slavery, however, is a path for some to get rich. It's their meal ticket, and they resent interference.

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 9:35:00 AM
    awesome work!!! thanks Lori..enjoy your great sharing..:) luv it <3<3<3 SK

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 2:24:00 PM
    Hi Lori, a very normal description of an everyday life... your thoughts are deep and written down well.. always~pd

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    Date: 9/14/2012 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks. It was inspired by an ongoing debate between me and an uncle who disagrees with me about the suffering of animals in the circus,factory farms,etc. It's simple but it came from the heart.