Listen, Listen, Listen…..


(A poem)
by Allan CF Goh

When we train an animal,

We want it to just listen,

Not to dare to stop and think,

But to ‘behave’ when chastened.

We want a real, docile being,

To a given task, hasten,

Without any talking back;

Mindless, forever craven.

This is how ‘humans’ behave,

When blinded and conditioned,

To just listen, and listen…..

Without using their notion.

They know not what things are right,

They live only permissions.

If that’s allowed to happen,

We end up an idiot nation.

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  1. #1 by cseng on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 - 12:59 pm

    hence, the animals are happy with their goverment.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 - 1:25 pm

    Well written. An English poetry with this issue? It does not even come close in milleage when Mat Sabu says Listen, Listen, Listen!

  3. #3 by chengho on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 - 4:13 pm

    Listen , listen , listen .. BN is your trusted partner

  4. #4 by undertaker888 on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 - 6:15 pm

    Listen , listen , listen .. BN is your trusted partner
    by chengho on Jan 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm///

    Ya, he has been their trusted bed partners for generations. Strip and bend over are their commands and chengho would doggishly listen, listen and listen.

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