The crowd pointed and shouted,
No longer ignored, no longer was doubted,
A terrible mix of animalkind,
What mix lives in its heart?
What stirs in its mind?
The head of a lion,
Which roared strong and fierce,
The tail of a scorpion with poisonous pierce,
With the paws of a bear,
That rip and tear,
What else must lie within?
It’s over there being savage and wild,
Take care that it doesn't gobble up your child,
How to we defend from such terrible things,
Dear Lord, it’s flying, it’s unfurled its wings,
More appeared every day,
They shifted their shapes, in different ways
Then something strange happened to the wild beasts,
They vanished all at once when once they did feast.
Where did they go?
Did I tell you this happened long, long ago?
Their natures still surface and violence ensues.
They cannot be found behind steel bars of zoos.
They didn’t really vanish, don’t tell, now hush.
The Chimera transformed and they became us..
© 2018 Gerald Ealy