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Poems of compassion dedicated to the non-human animals who share this planet with us and the people who fight for them.

Living Carousel
By Heidi Coon

Torrid sun
Beating down
On little, broken ponies
Hobbled
Nose to tail
Sun up to sun down
Pony unit walk
Like fixed hands on a clock
Non-stop
Another kid plopped
On top
Tick-tock
Clip-clop
Mechanical
Pony machine
Your master decides
Youíre forced to give rides
Your head is tied
You must abide
Heads low, circling
The hours, dwindling
Child after child, seemingly
Unending
Condemning ponies
Suffering
Unrelenting
Pony apparatus
Despondent
Perpetual equine sadness
Little slave hooves
Plod automatic
Habit
Kids want to ride a pony
Parents, canít you seeÖ
Itís exploitation
Itís cruelty
Human hearts stony
Slave pony
Testimony

©Heidi Coon, 2020

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