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The 'Poem A Day' Project - Day 80

I sometimes wonder if animals have a better life
Do they live more happily without the stress or strife
They don’t have to wait for calls, don’t have to wait in line
And there’s no fashion issues if you’re naked all the time
They don’t worry about finances, don’t get stuck in jams
You don’t get loans or credit cards offered to the lambs
And if you are an animal that gets to be a pet
You’re fed and watered and kept warm, you never have to fret
You don’t have to be so serious, your main object is play
You can meet your mates in the park and run around all day
If an animal acts a ‘human’ way then it is seen as cute
But if you act like an animal, others will persecute
If a parrot talks like a man it’s regarded as OK
But if a man talks like a parrot people slowly walk away

Submitted: Friday, October 26, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, April 20, 2011


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  • Colin J... (10/26/2007 3:14:00 PM)

    Lovely poem,
    all the best,
    colin J...

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  • Sonny Rainshine (10/26/2007 3:09:00 PM)

    Charming and insightful. I think it's something we've all thought about. It's beastly being human.

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