Thursday, September 29, 2016

923 - The Caged


Poet’s United Midweek Motif : Caged


The Caged

Caged
And displayed—
Trophies
Of the strong
Over the weak,
Of those who seek
To demonstrate
Their power
To dominate
Their captives.

The caged,
Powerless,
Acquiesce.
At weekends
They take their children
To the zoo
But miss
The irony.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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14 comments:

  1. Hahaha! I missed the irony too until reading your poem. Duh! And I a theatre person who loves O'Neil's HAIRY APE. Would it be understood if I said this is a Mama Zen of a poem? Razor sharp.

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  2. that display of power is always shameless in every sphere...

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  3. Hats off to you J Cosmo - you never fail to sum up what's wrong with the world

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    1. I do wish there was not so much ready material.

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  4. Whew! So much truth here.

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  5. Oh this is very clever. And oh, that photo pings my heart.

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  6. Zoos and circuses should be outlawed.

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  7. A twist of truth with this drink of life

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  8. I agree, the poem is sharp and powerful! Kudos 💖

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  9. Captor are as weak as the captive. Alas! they do not realise the same.

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  10. The caged, Powerless, Acquiesce.
    At weekends
    They take their children
    To the zoo

    They are free yet they feel shackled

    Hank

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