The simple life of cats

November 2008

The cat is in the backyard

he’s climbing up a tree

oh what a simple life

for the cat that it must be.

The dog is in the front yard

he’s chewing on a ball

what a peaceful life it is

that dogs have after all

The bird is in the birdcage

in the bedroom of a house

just singing all day long

to no one special, just a mouse.

The mouse is on the floor right now

he’s eating up some cheese

that’s all the mouse must do in life

whatever he shall please.

The man is watching CNN

and fighting with his wife

the wars go on

more years are gone

and he just hates his life.

The politician practices

not ever what he’s preached

as cities lay in ruin

many promises are breached.

The chaplain speaks of angels

and the peace that’s yet to come

as the young man cleans his rifle

while he slowly comes undone.

The lady wears a ribbon

of bright yellow in her hair

as lives turn to statistics

she cries out that it’s not fair.

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel.
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