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Limited Lock Down

Photo copyright: Majesticgoldenrose.
Photo copyright: Majesticgoldenrose.

Why did you lock me in, why do you put me behind bars, should I not be free? Free to wander, to live my life like you, to make my own decisions, for good or bad. To spend more time with my family. To follow the seasons, to live my dream. Would you not feel lost, feel frightened if you lived my present life? Everything preordained, dictated by you who do not even seem to care.

I wish to live, to roam, to taste the air, to hear bird song, to taste life, to love, to cry – yes at least I can do that. You smile  but I see the gun, will it point my way, am I to die before my time?

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This Post Has 33 Comments
    1. Thank you Jade, This story had been waiting for the right prompt, to get out. I feel a lot of concerns around the direct farming has taken over the last fifty years. But realise that there are no easy answers.

    1. I wish it was so simple, but realise that it is not. However I do feel that some modern western farming methods are very out of kilter with human decency and the natural order. I am grateful for your feed back

  1. Why do we have to keep animals in bars and cages?When humans are the one doing actual damage.. to the nature,to fellow human beings. I feel sad for animals. Great take on the prompt.

  2. Loved this Michael. The line “Am I to die before my time?” really caught my attention. I think even animals know when death is coming, this calf/cow in particular. It’s sad because you very much want them all to roam free but then there is the matter of ‘Beef’ and I am no vegetarian lol.

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