Lance LandallHeartless Confinement
Poetry by Lance Landall
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Heartless Confinement
Poetry by Lance Landall

Theyíre kept in a very tiny cage ó a prison, in other words,
Incarcerated for life, never to be free like other birds.
And there those poor creatures remain, until finally there they die,
Yes, a cruel and heartless confinement, that no one can justify.

Such is no minor infringement, for itís acting inhumanely,
And hence why itís time folk stopped to think, as itís torture, quite plainly.
Itís simply deriving pleasure from some poor creatureís misery,
In other words, getting amusement callously and tastelessly.

Yes, back and forth they hop each day, for what else can a caged bird do?
It's such a mindless existence, and it's so unnatural too.
Iím sure that it drives them crazy, and it must have some ill effect,
For after all, itís a form of abuse, that we all should reject.

No bird was ever meant to be caged, but rather, flying freely,
In other words, enjoying their habitat, living naturally.
After all, theyíre not toys or ornaments, but living creatures with rights,
Therefore, itís wrong that their imprisonment amuses and delights.

Not one single creature should be caged, accept where necessary,
And, let me add, nor should humans be imprisoned so barbarically.
Yes, itís selfish, even sadistic, keeping creatures in a cage,
And should the tables be turned ó oh, how loudly we'd holler and rage.

Iím not mincing my words here, am I? And neither should I be, friend,
For caging these innocent creatures is a practice that should end.
How can we who champion freedom, not grant them their freedom too?
For not doing so, is hypocritical, behaviour thatís askew.

So please donít become the warden of a prison in your own home,
A prison with an inmate who's unable to fly or to roam.
Yes, consider how you would feel, should you be kept in a barred cell,
Simply for someoneís enjoyment, and completely against your will.


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