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Patrick Wood Feb 6
Advisers, confidants, close friends,
hear my beckoning.
So betrothed to the game i'm wondering
if you ears are turned red
from my constant berating of facts and formula
from my phone, from my bed.
From a far away place, listing all the times I've spit last week
they're all-seeing bloodhounds
trapping me in beloved rat race
..."To Jimmy Turner, Kathy Lintz and Peter Bensinger, advisers, confidants and close friends, thank you." - an excerpt from Ryne Sandberg's induction to the hall of fame
Jules Feb 2
Cry of bird
Interrupts the wildness
Of still days.

Bright orange peel
Interrupts the grayness of sidewalk.
Flicker of rat tail

Hunger of animals
Blind to propriety.
The moon is a cake,
Gnawed by the rats of darkness;
Floats on the sky lake!
Try Sep 2018
my mind on guard
in a world where rats and snakes got cover they are under cover,
but my heart remains unarmed,
even though it stresses me
to where i am having a PM in the pm
that's how free i am not.

©Try
its not easy being a helpful person where everyone wants to take advantage of ones kindness not a smoker but slowly becoming one..... addictions in themselves take away ones own sense of freedom.
We fed ice cream to the rats,
dripping with sin, as we
rode cyclops scorpions
made of raccoon bones.
I remember how controversial
the chorus was, under
that otherworldly echo
coming from the scorching sun.

We were postulated seven souls
at the naming ceremony
that day. A narcissistic
determination gifted to us
by the hypochondriac shaman
from the Church of the
Cosmic Skull. Their god's
favorite customer.

At twice five hundred beats
of a bluebird's heart,
the rhythm of the drums
nearly drove us mad!

Energy, power, and light
danced over us in the sky.
Like guardian angels with
luminous wings, residing
in the land of the living-
as well as the dead. Little
did we know, the rats were
their pets and...
so
were
we.
©James Dennis Casey IV
Olivia Rachel Jun 2018
Rats are in the room right now
And we know just who they are
There's one hiding in the corner
There's one under the bed
Waiting for you to spill you secrets
Then words that have been said

What do you do when there's a rat in your home?
Don't know? It's okay the answers in this poem
When there's a rat in your home you trap it and trap it good
Build a trap better than anyone could

Once you're done with all your fun
And the tears have dried
Just let it go
Or at least just try
Francis Coquilla Jun 2018
I Chase a Rat  
I want It Dead

I Didn't catch it
It went under my bed

BUT I WANT IT DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!

Then I saw you walking
Wearing RED

I Stand and Turn
Without a Feeling of Dread

I Stare You In The Eyes
"Shall I **** You Instead?"
Olivia Rachel Jun 2018
Rats are in the room right now
And we know just who they are
There's a rat hiding in the corner
And one under your bed
Waiting for you to spill your secrets
Than twisting words that have been said

What do you do when there's a rat in your home?
Don't know? It's okay the answers in this poem
When there's a rat in the house you trap it and trap it good
Build a trap better than anyone could

Once your done
With all your fun
Let go of your anger and just say bye
If you can't do that
At the very least you could just try
Just try to say goodbye
Dawn May 2018
Animals have suffered more from negative language stereotyping than all the others, and demeans them so constantly that they created an environment that allows all sorts of cruelties, many too horrendous to describe!
An animal is 'it' instead of 'he' or 'she', this perpetuates our view of them as 'things' rather than individuals and is a major first step towards cutting them up for meat and leather, testing drugs/cosmetics/ household products on their bodies, and tearing off their coats for furs!!!
Those who have pets are referred to as 'owners' rather than guardians/care givers/companions, reinforcing the idea that they are property much as slaves were considered property.
***** rat
Filthy pig
Acting like an ***
***** dog
She's a *****
**** duckling
There's more than one way to skin a cat
Behaving like an animal
Making a monkey out of someone
Killing 2 birds with one stone
Working like a horse
You're chicken
There are many more! Please think before uttering them and tell others.
This is not really a poem,but I can tell you that there are many stereotypes for animals,and none have any facts behind them.
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