Do Goats Go To Heaven?

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The last meal. Dhanmondi. Rd 9A. 12th September 2016
The last meal. Dhanmondi. Rd 9A. 12th September 2016

Awake, deep in the silence of the night
I dread the sound, I’ll hear your bleat tonight
Your tiny toes tied together with twine
Your tiny body weighed down by people fine

Children circling, some in fright, others in glee
Butcher man with knife, crouching on his knee
You’ll struggle in vain, your bleat a garbled cry
Blood will spurt, red floor, no questions why

Is someone there, another goat, a baby even?
Who wants you, regardless of who goes to heaven
What God needs blood, as evidence of love?
What sacrifice in swapping, money for life above?

A shopping spree, celebrations on TV
What’s one goat less or more for you and me?
It is quiet again, a respite from the heat
The sound remains, I’ll forever hear your bleat

Shahidul Alam
12th September 2016
Dhaka

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