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17 September 2000 Issue

THE GLASS WALL
By WantNoMeat@aol.com

If slaughterhouses had a glass wall
and you had to see your dinner fall
Would you still eat with no concern
or from it would you learn?

Whose flesh should be in your bun?
Could you point and choose which one?
They are trapped in line to die for you
a life resting on what you do

Terrified they watch as another dies
what if through glass you locked eyes?
Now it's your dinner's turn, what do you say
as he struggles for life to get away?

You can hear his agonizing bellow
and his head takes the final blow
He's lifted on a single chain
just for taste ~ sound insane?

His throat is cut and he's bled
dismemberment is straight ahead
Your food's true cost becoming clear
as dinnertime is drawing near

You sit in front of your plate
after witnessing this brutal fate
A blood stained and shocking sight
would it ruin your appetite?

Go on to Quote to Remember: Cardinal Newman
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