Log Cabin Chronicles

The Bear's Prayer

ROSA CLEMENT

Along the forest trails the hungry bear
roved, impatient, hoping it would find
any meal that could end its despair.

Hopeless, heading to its empty lair,
suddenly the bear decides to pray:
"Lord, I need to eat, why don't you care?"

Since politicians solve all everywhere,
God sends one, fat and quite corrupt, to hunt
along those trails where fancy food is rare.

Now full and thinking that the fight was fair,
the happy bear then kneels and thanks the skies:
"Oh my Lord, I'm glad you heard my prayer."

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