by Kay P M- Devenish
Friday, March 08, 2013
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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|Swaying elephants stuck in concrete tombs,
Snakes in boxes and caged baboons.
Giraffe bent necks chew cut bough,
dancing bears afraid to scowl.
Chicken squashed pecks her breast,
battery shocked ,so she lays best.
Rabbits skinned to make some coats,
horses whipped to win some notes.
Cloning sheep we have a peek
at how far WE can go.
Searching for a cancer cure...
the little creatures must endure,
for answers just MIGHT flow.
Human ear graft on a rat,
cosmetic tests on skin of cat.
Tiger balms and deer perfume,
Moon bears nose ring tugs her doom.
Hippo horns for horny lies,
tapping bears bile ,trapped ,he cries.
Poachers stealing ivory tusk,
deer are shot just for their musk.
snip dog tails,
burn on brands
tag on bands.
Cut their trees and cage the birds
cull the wild and thin the herds.
Bludgeon bulls in abattoirs,
kill koalas with our cars.
Oil slick oceans,(dark zoo pits,)
net the dolphins (torn to bits.)
Stick a Lion's head on the wall,
stuffed... to decorate the hall.
Buffalo and moose heads too,
restaurant decor,'...(just for you.)
Boil the water, boil the pot,
toss in lobster...(squealing ' hot’)!
I can't watch it anymore,
can't we stop this awful war?
Can't we see this SHOULD be
a world where all creatures are free?
Animals... birds... and fish,
protected well, this is my wish.
All of them have feelings too,
why must humans be so cruel?
Why must humans cause such blight,
can't you see it's just not right?
Causing pain, we hurt,we maim,
as fools without a clue
of consequences that destroy
(our own destruction we deploy)
and it's only human beings I see
as the only creature fit to be
imprisoned in a zoo.
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|Reviewed by JimmyHolder ShyPoet1
|Yeah, you are correct ....and the sad fact is we are learning too slow ....about our abuse of Earth's limited precious animals and sea creatures....sad.....
Wonderful, powerful poem .....
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|Fast paced this was while reading it...I felt like falling forward...excellent work.|
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|A profoundly well penned write
Love & Peace be with you
|Reviewed by John Domino
All those folks mean well. You can tell them all to go to *.#$%$!
But that will not cure the hurt and the pain deep inside that remains.
I lost a wife to cancer one day.
Her folks abandoned her the last years of her life.
They just did not want to face it, so they all went away.
Then when she was lying on her death bed,
they changed the last minute and decided to show up instead!
I was not amused by all of this,
so I let them have ALL of my mind,
man was I pissed.
In the end I was cut off from a family full of fakes
But I was wounded so badly and wondered If I made a mistake!
You see if you focus on what hurts it will only hurt more.
Then the hurt will grow and fester and mop you all over the floor.
So it's to focus on your future and pick things cup...
is really the BEST revenge so go and fill THAT cup!
It's NOT easy to pick up the pieces and them walk away
But it's the better alternative;
it's the way to a new and better day!
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|The heart takes us to many places, but when it pertains to a broken heart things go haywire.
|Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
|Just a metaphor Ed...for me,milk and cows ...even udders... have always represented good things,even to spill milk would be joy for the seeds under the ground.I don't like it when people use that old saying 'no use crying over spilt milk' especially when one's heart is broken,the old saying undermines one's suffering and paints it as trivial...so,in my poem I wanted to show a different outlook.In this poem my metophor of the milk spilling is really meant to represent one's hopes,dreams and whole future spilling out caused by someone elses broken vow or by another's wrong doings.The female farmer in this poem is metophor for all people who have cared for and tried to protect and treasure relationships,hopes and ideals of themselves and others.Mushroom cloud?= is metaphor for all that's left of one's spirit after a breakup or betrayal.My metophor I hope achieved my aim which was to dismiss the spilling of milk as an innocent event and to paint it as entirely sinister and in the end making the spilt milk (lost hopes,love,good relationships) more worthy of a darn good cry.|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Kay, I find this to be quite sad and scary, and to be honest I don't quite understand it...sorry for being so thick...e|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Wow! So tragic...very well penned, Kay...
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|It reads like he tore your heart out.
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|So true. What an amazing deep poem Kay. Platitudes for such pain never help.|
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
|yes it does feel like that exactly
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Deep and very meaningful, my friend . . .|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|the writing is strong, Kay, the thinking
sharp and cogent, the delivery first rate.
i will return to this