Happy Christmas


A SHAME FOR ALL MANKIND WE MUST MISTREAT WILD ANIMALS JUST SO WE CAN SEE THEM UO-CLOSE – – –
A CHILD SHOULD NEVER SEE THIS ACT OF ABUSE . . .
MORESO, MAN SHOULD NOT COMMIT SUCH SHAMEFUL ACTS!

New London Writers

I saw a polar bear

In a cage, in a zoo,

In a polar bear sweat,

Standing on a wet rock,

Dejected, defeated,

When I was only six.

The great white furry beast

Was in a tiny space.

I don’t think he could turn.

How could a child measure

Radius – circumference

When it is only six?

I questioned my father.

‘Is that OK for bears?’

He said, ‘It isn’t, and

I shouldn’t have brought you.

I’m sad you must see it,

When you are only six.’

The bear searched my child’s face

With huge dewy brown eyes

Which followed my movements.

Those moist eyes spoke to me.

They said, ‘Save me, can you,

You, who are only six?’

Sixty years on, I still

Remember those sad eyes

And their message, too hard

To understand at the time.

A cruelty is eternal

When you are only six.

What will the…

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