General Poetry posted August 3, 2016

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Animal Sense

Indecent Exposure

by Amy Greta

Animal Sense Contest Winner 
Conservative in-laws, prim and refined
Buttoned and pollished, narrow in mind

Inside their home, I felt such displacement
My daughter and I were led down to their basement

They didn't enjoy having ME for a guest
My baby, you see, drank her milk from my BREAST

THEIR children, they said, should not have to witness
a primitive act of barbaric unfitness

My brother-in-law, with a smirk on his face,
said nursing a child is a total disgrace

The next day at the fair (so I wouldn't be seen)
I sat nursing my child in an outdoor latrine

Farm animals don't, when feeding THEIR young,
cover and hide and sit over dung

They stand in the open, shameless and candid
part of the group, they're never disbanded

So, I thought it quite strange my in-laws would allow
their kids to take part in milking a COW

But, there in the barn at the annual fair
my nieces and nephews were SO debonair

They grabbed that cow's nipples and gave them a pull
and they didn't stop 'til that bucket was full

So, they shouldn't see ME when I'm nursing my child
but it's fine for COW boobs to be tugged on and riled

They drink gallons of cow's milk without any mind
but milk from a HUMAN? How unrefined!

Breasts aren't taboo, and they're not R-rated
they give life to newborns, and shouldn't be hated


Writing Prompt
Write a rhyming poem, using an animal to convey your point of view on a serious issue.

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