Animal Farm meets Gulliver’s Travels! Although this is a comic poem you may find satirical allusions to political situations both past and present.
An Animalistic Coup
His mantra was four legs good;
two legs bad. His dream was to topple
two legs – even if it meant
all animals were equal
but some were more equal
than others; even if it meant
tilting at windmills or dressing up
and walking on two legs. The bottom line
was that two legs were to be banished,
the raging bull would lie down with the lamb,
private ownership would be abolished,
all produce of the farm would be held
in common ownership and brotherly love
would be the new market force.
All was on track until a herd of Houyhnhnms
muscled in on the act. Two of them struck up the pose
of Rodin’s Thinker, jaws resting on hooves.
They deliberated, interrogated; debated for and against.
The upshot was that Napoleon and his cronies
were declared not fit for purpose; their regime lacked
rationality. Two legs were confined to fields, digging up roots
out of harm’s way.
The porcine pretenders thought this was fine
until they found themselves the Houyhnhnm’s lackeys.