Would you rant and then rage from the depths of a cage
Whilst the rest of the world came and stared?
Would you act as you should and feel misunderstood,
Or perhaps feel a little bit scared?
From well behind bars would you study the stars
As you slept on a small bed of straw?
Whilst the animals look, could you then read a book
Or just lie in the sunshine and snore?
If you sat there and cried, they would watch you wide-eyed
Whilst they all talked and pointed at you.
You might sit there with pride, or might possibly hide,
When the animals came to the zoo.
Then with all eyes transfixed, they would watch you do tricks
And would roar with approval, and then
At around about six then a nice meal they’d fix
And they’d bring it to you in your den.
All the lions, the zebras and elephants too
Would go home at the end of their day.
'Oh what fun it has been and what sights we have seen
When a human was put on display.'
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