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Fairfield, Queensland, Australia
Fairfield Writers Group is a mix of beginner and experienced writers who meet the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the Brisbane City Council Library in Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, Fairfield road, Fairfield, Queensland. Our passion is writing and we work hard at our craft. Our aim is to encourage, support and help each other to reach new heights in our writing. New members are always made welcome and usually whisked off to the local coffee shop at the end of meetings for sustenance and socialisation with the rest of the crew.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010



Oh! My beautiful dancing bear

What have they done to you?

I remember when you danced free

Pirouetting through the forest

Like a ballet dancer

Graceful and agile

Thick, luxuriant coat, gleaming eyes

A confident demeanour

Then they came – they took you

You’re freedom gone forever

Trapped in a concrete enclosure

You sway and pace with lack-lustre eyes

My heart breaks

Children watch with fascination

They don’t know what is was you came from –

A paradise where you were free

Now a butterfly trapped in a spider’s web – my beautiful

Dancing bear

In the hands of humans I cry for you

And wish your death to come quickly

You would be better off

Yes, better off!

© Carol Jell June 2010

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