Cruelty

Cruelty

A Poem by Letemdangle
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We are all Resources. This is a contrast poem.

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Jean-Leon Gerome's oil painting Slave Auction or Slave Market in Rome c.1884

The animals are produced by excretion.

We gather them in clusters,

to train them to behave as herds.

We build fences to keep them from escaping.

There are many rules and protocols needed to run a good farm.

The animals catch on quickly,

They soon learn where to go and not to go.

Eventually their day, was just like the day before and the day ahead.

We place them in small stalls,

built precisely for them.

We line it with papers for them to regurgitate,

the food we have given.

The animals need lots of antibiotics and vaccines,

that make them bigger and more productive.

Eventually the animals are ready for commercial use.

Some become beast of burden,

Some are used to make products,

Some go to laboratories to test someone's idea.

Others are bred to make medicines,

And the ones we look forward to the most,

the ones that get slaughtered into hamburger,

in the name of peace.

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The children are produced by birth.

We gather them in clusters,

to train them to behave as a group.

We build fences to keep them safe.

There are many rules and protocols needed to run a good school.

The children learn quickly,

They soon learn what to do and not to do.

Eventually their day, was just like the day before and the day ahead.

We place them in small desks,

built precisely for them.

We give them papers and books for them to regurgitate,

the thoughts we force on them.

The children need lots of antibiotics and vaccines,

that make them bigger and more productive.

Eventually the children are ready to go to work.

Some become laborers,

Some become line workers,

Some become researchers to test someone's idea.

Others become doctors and create medicines,

And the ones we should value most,

are ones that get slaughtered into hamburger,

in the name of peace.


© 2011 Letemdangle



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Nice job here, good read LED.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Damn! Uumm, okay you have some serious writing skills,much respect. This is an awesome write. Heavy duty creativity...EH!!!HAHAHA! Looken forward to reading more of your work.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Nice engaging story in verse!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Indeed whats the difference, what a piece of work is man...

Posted 5 Years Ago


great piece...love the parallels and so true!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

and lo one day we will master the art of karate
then we'll make the buggers' eyes water...Pink Floyd

nice parallel
well written piece


Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love your morbidity! It puts a lot into perspective, how us humans are at times NO DIFFERENT than cattle!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is one unique and powerful write. It is quite different , and different is so good - i read the darkness within these lines..
Very nice.

Chloe

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is an absolutely fabulous write. I love how deeply your mind works and creates!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

damn, thats a darker point of view that i never considdered.. compairing people to mere animals, and te fact is that its spot on everything, from the groups to regurgitating the info crammed into our heads. its a dark thought, but its a true thought.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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