WHAT THREATENS US?

What threatens us?
The lambs’ walk?
Loss of our rights?
Cessation of our ability to form independent opinions?
A dictator?
A diktatur?
Unknown onlookers looking on us?
Taking comfort from images of slaughter?
The lambs’ walk?

The March of the Lambs by Bertolt Brecht
Behind the drums
Trot the lambs.
The skin of the drums is made from the skin of the lambs.

The butcher calls. His eyes almost closed
The calf marches with quiet firm step.
The calves, whose blood in the slaughterhouse already flows
Pull on Spirit in their rows.

 The butchers hold their hands high
They showed them long before
They are already flecked with blood
And are still as empty as before

The butcher calls. His eyes almost closed
The calf marches with quiet firm step
The calves, whose blood in the slaughterhouse already flows
Pull on Spirit in their rows.

The lambs bear a Cross in front
On the blood-red flagstones
The cross has a large Hook for the poor man, the butcher.

 The butcher calls. His eyes almost closed
The calf marches with quiet firm step
The calves, whose blood in the slaughterhouse already flows
Pull on Spirit in their rows.

When you want to slaughter a calf, you tie a rope around its neck, lead it to the block, lift the calf up, lay it on the block, and bind it fast. With quiet firm steps the lambs draw near to what has befallen them.

You know how it is. Sometimes you just want to go fabric shopping. So live, that when you die, hope you had a pleasant evening.

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About judyjablow123

In my youth I was a world class tournament golfer. I earned an MA in history at NYU, after which I knew I had had enough of academia. I have remained a student of history. I have a strongly personal - almost entirely negative- take on the contemporary pharmaceutical and mental health industries. That was the impetus for my Bluepolar blog, which will also include stuff on sports, history and anything else that strikes my interest.
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