I would stop the world’s madness and greed
if I could.
and you have every right to be here
as much as we
Wild in your living
exactly as your life is meant to be.
I hate to think of you hunted
if, it is by natives of the regions
who respect your life
but also need the death of you to survive
then that is the way of the world
survival of the fittest
I cannot abide the thought of
yours or any other creatures
so women thousands of miles away
can wear your fur
and claim themselves as beauty
Your life is far more beautiful
to me than your death
hanging around their necks.
A bit like:
‘Why did the chicken’ they cross the road around
the same time year after year
the grass is always greener.
Cringing at the thought of crunching
I zig zag like a drunk driver would
but, it’s safe to do it here without
fear of causing harm or, calamity.
This may be their last escape
before death comes calling
everything has a reason for existing
Zig zags back and forth completed
seeing no more
my gaze falls upon the trees
on either side of the road
Yes, autumn is in full swing now
colours so vibrant at their last
and suddenly I see the one lone
bright bright red, colour of my passion
touch my heart and smile
remember waking up to the magic
of life, thank the Gods and you
for opening my eyes
I think of all the caterpillars
that I didn’t just kill and
thrill at the marvel of creation
as I drive a few more miles.
I love the dVersePoets group but, if you’ve never taken part in the Carry on Tuesday prompt before, please take a peek and see if you’d enjoy it too.
There’s nothing wrong with linking two prompts.
Keith of Keith’s Ramblings sets a challenge each Tuesday using either the first line of a famous poem or song and asks you to mention it somewhere in your work. He is debating on whether to close his site down due to a lack of support, so, if you want to go read his challenge and then link up, I’m sure he would be delighted to see you there.