Extinction of the Magnificant

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Oh, mighty elephant and majestic whale,

who, in response, will your story, so tell,

In but a few years, your lives will be gone,

then who will accept your loss, to atone?



Mighty men who would steal your fine ivory,

my pachyderm friend, when will it end,

while your brother, the whale, looses his life,

so that a few can enjoy him, by the knife.



Ivory trinkets and piano keys, galore,

are made from your teeth, mammoth, please roar,

your death, as you lay on the green forest floor,

you'd gladly protect, without tusks, anymore,



Trumpet your anger to the few who would slay,

there will be no more of your species one day,

stand your ground, and raise your fine head,

attack them in droves, until they have fled!



The oceans, soon, will not have its big fish,

when fine body parts, end up as a dish,

great ships attack you, in your home, of the sea,

and not long, you too, will cease to be.



You enjoy your dining on schools of nice krill,

crustaceans like shrimp, make up your meal.

not long this source of natures own store,

shall never grace, your waters , anymore.



Mindless greed of a few, seems to mean most,

than to save the oceans, all life's grand host.

when companies of uncaring, merciless men,

dump wastes by the ton, each day, once again.



Huge ships seine the ocean's sea life of all kinds,

killing unwanted species, as without minds,

depleting all life of nature's fine gifts,

in wanton wastefulness, by the nets each boat lifts,



As someday the sea's food will give up its last,

and by careless hands, bad acts are so cast.

all are injured by the acts of just some,

and a belated reality, will be to each, the outcome.



The creation of all was meant to be shared,

all life in its glory, was meant to be spared,

such regret and unhappiness, to be felt by our kind,

seeing nothing wrong, as if we're all blind.




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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

I have Creek and Cherokee Native American, and English ancestors. I suppose that is why I am close to the earth and nature, as I draw from the rich cultures of each ancestry, in my renderings.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

A very powerful and beautiful poem. I often wonder as well why people are so 'blind' to what is happening with our beautiful animals! I have at times had a discussion with people and when I say that I feel animals have a right to life and freedom as we do, one or two looked back at me as I was nuts! Why? Is it the fact that they are blind or is it the fact that as a species we just don't give a toss!!

Voted up this powerful and beautiful message!


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Seeker7, for your wonderful comments.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Very well done! I am glad that this question was posted as a hub. Great advocacy for the support of these animals.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

thanks teaches12345, I agree there is way too much apathy in the world and people need to wake up about what is going on and happening to their world.


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greeneryday 4 years ago from Some tropical country

What an inspiring, beautifully written poem, the way I see it, nothing in this world is everlasting, unless we do something about it...


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you greeneryday, Yes we should all take up the cause and promote conservation and putting a stop to the pollution of our planet. We must leave our children a world in which they can take pride and continue in the responsibility of being good stewards.


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lindalou1963 4 years ago from Texas

This is a very beautiful poem. Very moving.

I would have to say that I don't think man is 'blind' to what is happening, I think man just doesn't care. Let me clarify. Endangered animals, for the majority, are not killed my men of civilized countries. They are killed mostly by poachers in 3rd world countries who are trying to line their pockets and don't care how they do it. All the education in the world probably wouldn't help because they criminals by choice and would remain so even with an education and knowledge of what they are doing.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

thanks,lindalou, when I said "blind" to what was happening I meant blind by choice and negligent. Thanks for your attention and comments.

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