Democracy for Fish

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  1. AllieBaba

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    Despite a year studying Shakespeare, I'm not a poetry fiend. In fact, I decidedly avoid it (other than Shakespeare).

    But I sort of thought this one was funny:

    We Bring Democracy To The Fish

    It is unacceptable that fish prey on each other.
    For their comfort and safety, we will liberate them
    into fishfarms with secure, durable boundaries
    that exclude predators. Our care will provide
    for their liberty, health, happiness, and nutrition.
    Of course all creatures need to feel useful.
    At maturity the fish will discover their purposes.

    Poem: 'We Bring Democracy To The Fish' by Donald Hall, from White Apples and the Taste of Stone. © Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.

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