Thursday, 10 March 2011


Poem 95 of 230:  A GOOD LIFE

For fauna,
Falconry -
    Starve or free?
Sheep for wool -
    Fed till full.
Chooks for eggs -
    Free-range legs.
Milk from cows -
    Should well house:
Better grade
    Can be made.
Fish for game -
    Cut the pain.
Kosher and
    Halal banned.
Dogs for pets -
    No regrets.
And question

This does say
    Buddha’s way,
And Blake’s way:
    A good life -
For all life.

(C) David Franks 2003

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