Sorry Dolly

by Irene Bom


Sorry, Dolly, you are not unique
Your flesh and bones were cloned, Dolly,
But you are very special

Most lambs are the offspring
of a ewe and a ram
You’re different that way, Dolly
created in our laboratory


We’re pleased you’re in the spotlight
Our celebrity sheep
You’re our claim to fame, Dolly
and the cause of some controversy


Good-bye, Dolly, old before your time
Good-bye, Dolly, only seven when you die
We won’t forget you pet, farewell
We could hardly tell
You started life as a single cell.


You are very special to me

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