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the circle of life

A predator among us.
A villian in our midst.
An entity of evil,
Clouding up our wits.
Preying on the innocent.
Devouring the strong.
A sycophant immortal.
Unbound by right and wrong.
White wool adorning
The curves of their form.
Cloven hooves dragging
on the ground with the worms.
No hoofprints behind them.
just the four toed paws
dotted at the tips
by their long and angry claws.
Nature is a cruel being.
Creating monsters in her storms.
No one understands
And everyone is torn.
The prey will always villify
those who are higher than they
on the food chains bottom
the sheep will always stay.
The wolves are meant to feed
without remourse consume
The psyches of the weak
to bring them to their doom.
The sheep will bleat and bellow
in fear of those wolves
And try to justify their blindness
by stamping hard their hooves.
Hiding in the herd,
the prey upon their back
the predators facade
turns their wool to black.
Such is natures way.
No one is at fault.
The circle of life.
The predators of thought.
For who can blame the hungry beast
for eating to survive
When you people create such feasts
And tantalize our eyes.
We can not feel guilty
for gaining our sustenance.
consider this my fealty
for i shall not repent.

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  1. Date: 3/29/2014 5:54:00 PM
    JoAnn I like this phrase,~~~ And try to justify their blindness by stamping hard their hooves.~~~~Now that is loaded with passion! ~~WRITE ON!~~

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 9:58:00 PM
    JoAnna! What an amazing poem. Very well thought out and the images are fantastic. The symbolism and metaphors are beyond fantastic. Your work is very impressive and inspirational. Thank you.

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Interesting that you would say the the sheep will stay at the bottom when in fact Christ is described as a sheep and one day all the predators will be at his feet. Another thought provoking piece.

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 4:29:00 AM
    Very comtemplative.Hope to read more.