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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem surrounding animal cruelty within circuses.
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Submitted: July 31, 2018

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Submitted: July 31, 2018



The sun chased the shadows away

As the birds welcomed the new light

Shaking away droplets of sleep

I quietly walked to the entrance of my home

Careful not to wake Mother up


The breeze brought many scents of the wild

A melodic silence echoed

Through the paradise around me

A cherished ataraxia


The first shot rang through the still air

Another shot broke the deep trance

“Death!” Mother shrieked

Fear suffocating her hoarse voice


We ran deeper into the forest

Distancing ourselves from chaos

A different quiet settled

We slowed down, hoping for safety


But Death deceived us and striked

Bang was all it took for Mother


F  a l  l


Man strolled towards the sleeping figure

“Best trophy yet”

Putting Death away, Man faced me

I couldn’t run, a piece was gone

A noose trapped my life

“Welcome to the circus”

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