Wednesday, July 1, 2015

No escape from the zoo

Each species
And each race
Divided with prejudice 
Every one was separate
Prisoners condemned
Branded, ignored, chained

Others were placed in a pasture
To reproduce, for more workers
There were no borders,
Fenced in by metal
Wire with sharp edges
Slashing the skin to the bone
Nerves, muscles connected by pain

Damnation before escape
The beasts could never leave
Except by death as the nexus
Whatever the future pain
Through that portal offered hope
No new days, but no more anguish

But the lives lost
Were each unique
Every soul born
Carried the DNA
Of the creator
Each creation lost
Could never be replaced