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A moment of silence for Cecil

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From A moment of silence for Cecil; in a moment. First, a moment to reflect.
A moment of silence for Cecil; in a moment. First, a moment to reflect.
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Let's have a moment's

Silence for Cecil (Ses'-al),

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But not yet.

During that silence

Let us think about why

Cecil's life matters.

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Was it because his trust was betrayed

And we felt a little responsible?

Or are we just so upset with what is happening

To the whole planet

In our name

That when something so patently disgusting

And immoral happens to an icon

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Like Cecil,

We gladly wrap our minds around it,

Sign petitions, and inwardly set up a howling?

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger  and author of several books, the latest: 13 Seeds: Health, Karma and Initiation. Over the last few years he has begun calling himself an activist poet, channeling his activism through poetic (more...)

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