Little lambs eat ivy

the woollen coats that smother us

that farmers sell for wool

the need to  shear it from us

that is when they pull

us over on the shear board

and slice it all away

manhandle us

just counting every penny on the day

its very very frightening

and it hurts a lot

these shearers work on piece rates

the more of us they have got

to work on individually

the more money they make

they cut into our bodies

our spirit they just break

Being  extra frugal

Scrimping  every where

penny pinching tightfistedness

And terrible despair,

the price of wool exceptional

the pain sometimes we feel

tearing tufts out of our body

which is sadly real



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