The Men in White

August 27, 2008
By Miranda Anderson, Foxton Beach, ZZ

Their blank eyes
Stare emotionlessly back at me
Window's into their souls,
yet no soul can be seen.
No mercy
As they torture;
Burn, poison, cut;
Me and my fellow animals.

what a daunting word.
When it passes your lips
I cringe;
Memories flood my already
traumatized mind;
Of the pain I experienced;
The thoughts I thought.
The feelings I felt.
The sights I saw.
The Smells I smelt.

Never ceasing.
Terror etched deeply on their faces;
In their broken minds.

Our screams
Never reach anybodies ears
but our own.
Our cries of terror are sealed
Behind closed doors.

Scream, Cry, Rise,
Rise against
The Men in White

The author's comments:
My poem is about vivisection. (Animal Testing/experimentation) When I say Men in White, I mean the scientists who experiment on the animals (They wear white lab coats) and when I say "Rise against" I mean help stop vivisection, because its something our world could do without...

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This article has 3 comments.

evilfaery said...
on Aug. 31 2008 at 9:37 am
really good! i got the link off the peta boards, personally i prefer poems with a bit more subtlty but i suppose there's nothing subtle about vivisection. congrats.

PBnSpots said...
on Aug. 31 2008 at 1:39 am
This is great! Not only is it written well, but it also sends out a powerful message about the pain and agony of vivsection.

Briefasa said...
on Aug. 30 2008 at 11:56 pm
It's beautiful in that painful, hard to read way. Thank you for posting this poem!

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