frozen fish poem

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Frozen Fish

Poor little buggers, lying among the ice crystals with blank stares, awaiting the next meal.  The next meal for people, that is.

Finding ourselves at the top of the food chain is a blessing we don't consider everyday.  The helplessness of our prey, the cold end they meet are also thoughts that probably don't cross their minds.  

This poem takes another look at the plight of delicious fish on our plates. 

English

Frozen fish
 
Freeze me
Silent farewell song
Black holes of eyes wide open
An eternal posture
Can not bear to look back
There's no longer a story to tell
Why explore
Instant end to life 
Who has the right to choose
Facing the sky or the earth 
The same still pose
Not afraid of the cold
Holding each other this way for a moment
From this point on no more wear and tear
Performance of a sacrificial ceremony
Meet in heaven on a plate
No prayer no regrets no dreams must endure 
Because we are just fish

Simplified Chinese  

冷冻鱼
 
冰冻我
无声的诀别高歌
黑洞两眼圆睁
一个永恒的姿势
不忍回头看透
你不愿说的故事
何必探究
刹那完结的身世
谁有权选择
仰天或俯地
都一样停格
不怕太冷
就这样互拥片刻
从此分道不再厮磨
公演一套牺牲仪式
相会天国餐盘上
无祷无悔无梦无奈
因为我们只是鱼

 

Pinyin

Lěngdòng yú
 
bīngdòng wǒ
wúshēng de juébié gāogē
hēidòng liǎng yǎn yuán zhēng
yīgè yǒnghéng de zīshì
bùrěn huítóu kàntòu
nǐ bù yuàn shuō de gùshì
hébì tànjiù
chànà wánjié de shēnshì
shéi yǒu quán xuǎnzé
yǎngtiān huò fǔ de
dōu yīyàng tíng gé
bùpà tài lěng
jiù zhèyàng hù yǒng piànkè
cóngcǐ fēn dào bù zài sī mó
gōngyǎn yī tào xīshēng yíshì
xiāng huì tiānguó cān pán shàng
wú dǎo wú huǐ wú mèng wúnài
yīnwèi wǒmen zhǐshì yú

 

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