The Reason for the Cage

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
how soon we forget.

Submitted: August 28, 2007

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If you go to the zoo

are you sure that you're safe?

Will you bring the kids along?

If you see the wild exhibits

of jungle animals like

lions or silver-back gorillas,

don't stare too long or hard,

the dorment lying down or sleeping

creatures are merely resting,

waiting, biding their time.

They remember that they are wild

still.

They remember kill, or be

killed.

Do you?

Do you still feel the instincts

for fight,

or flight?

Or do your instincts tell you

to drop to your knees

and plead, or curl up and pray?

What can you say?

I guess you'll see.

It isn't you or me,

it's them.

The beasts.

So go, enjoy, and take the

kids and look, and laugh

at the sleeping kings

of the trees, and the plains,

and the kill.

Just listen closely to this

simple caution:

Be very careful

and make sure you know

what side of the cage you are on.

Cause the prison bars

aren't made for them,

they're made for us.


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