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New TCBH! poem by Gary Lindorff: 'A moment of silence for Cecil'

By dlindorff - Posted on 06 August 2015

Let’s have a moment’s

Silence for Cecil (Ses’-al),

But not yet.

During that silence

Let us think about why

Cecil’s life matters.

Was it because his trust was betrayed

And we felt a little responsible?

Or are we just so upset with what is happening

To the whole planet

In our name

That when something so patently disgusting

And immoral happens to an icon

Like Cecil,

We gladly wrap our minds around it,

Sign petitions, and inwardly set up a howling?

Getting mad when you know you are right

Is very cleansing.

So, in our moment’s silence

We can thank Cecil

For stirring our conscience.

It feels good to feel!

And before we get back to business as usual,

And during our moment of silence,

Let us think some more about

Why we’re so pissed

That such a perfectly handsome animal

Was murdered and decapitated...

For the rest of this new poem by ThisCantBeHappening! poet-in-residence GARY LINDORFF ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent, uncompromised, five-time Project Censored Award-winning online alternative newspaper, please go to:

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