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This Tent Is On Fire

Copyright 2015, DC Bianchino, All Rights Reserved.
For Earth Day

The Moon circles
The circus tent
Circling the animals
In their discontent
Living in cages
Suffering the rent
While the moon
Circles free and
Quite ; content.

Now the beasts of
Burden carry the load
With cages increasing
From show to show
And the moon above
Watches things grow
And, when it is full
Seeing things they don’t

The handlers, the landlords
Leading them on
Teasing them daily
Just to perform
As the audience, passively
Wait in their lines
Thinking that everything
Is really just fine.

And the Moon just circles
(She’s a quiet dove)
Seeing the future
And destiny of
The replete, the deceit
While the captor
Claims love
But the tent is on fire
As seen from above.

Now the fire is burning
And it’s getting hot
Flames getting higher
Under the top
But the crowd is wooed
By the ring masters crop
In this never ending show
And those animals to lock

And the show goes on
And so does the game
All looking for something
And something to gain
Some for the wealth
With, more animals to tame
Others with HOPE of
Just to give it a name.

Yes, the moon will circle
When the fire goes out
And the animals in cages
Become part of the rout
But who will remain
When just ashes beget
And the show is over
And nothing is left?
This Tent Is On Fire!

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