Extinction of the Magnificant
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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