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They Stood and Watched
by Lew Duffey
Saturday, July 15, 2006
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If you are a George Orwell fan like me you probably read a book he wrote called Animal Farm. My teachers said it was about the Soviet Empire after the fall of the Zar. I fear we may be going the same way. George Orwell ended the book with the other animals standing outside the farmhouse window looking from the pigs to the farmer and finding it hard to tell the difference. (The pigs were to lead them to equality)

They Stood and Watched


They stood outside the farmhouse, looking through the dusty window pane.

Their eyes were focused on what was going on inside but their hopes were all in vain.

They could see the farmer and the pigs as they talked inside the house.

They had worked for total equality from the horse to the tiny mouse.

These were not the pigs who had led the way to freedom for them each and every one.

They were the great-great grandchildren now forgetting all the good that was done.

The other animals could not hear what was said for the meeting was held behind a closed door.

“It is a ba-ad state affair,” said the sheep “They care for us no more.”

“I truly thought they would keep equality alive but Naay, this is not true .”

This came from the horse that stood outside and watch with nothing else to do.

Said the lamb, “It’s a world gone ma-ad and it’s everyone for himself it seems.” 

“It seems the leaders have to soon forgotten about all our wondrous dreams.

“Why do we stand here and mooan,” said the cow to the rest.”

She said, “We should make our voices heard and tell them what is best

That all animals are created equal just as our forefathers taught.

If we forget this important fact our lives are lived in fault.

Let’s tell the pigs and the farmer, too that we still believe in democracy.

Let them know if they give us less they are guilty of great hypocrisy.

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Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 7/15/2006
Hi Lew, another great write! You've captured the essence of Animal Farm quite well. Sometimes I think man just doesn't know what the dickens he's doing. Confusion abounds...but will he listen to the voice reason? I think not. Look what happened to poor old Boxer after all that devotion! I enjoyed this write very much!

God Bless...
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