What a Wonderful World - A Poem

I saw butterflies with machine guns

and the dolphins burning forests

I saw crocodiles dropping bombs

and the frogs polluting the air

I saw eagles firing missiles

and the penguins polluting the land

I saw bees driving tanks

and the tigers polluting the sea

I saw flowers killing children

and the trees building walls

oh, what a wonderful world!

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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Interesting poem...I'd love to see something a little longer next time :=)

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jayjay40 7 years ago from Bristol England

I think this poem makes the point that the animals are suffering for man is doing to this planet- well done

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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Very thought-provoking poem, nextstopjupiter. Sad how it's impossible to imagine any other creature torturing Nature other than man!

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The Old Hack 7 years ago

Something to think about. Many thanks

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EYEAM4ANARCHY 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

It actually reminds me of the scene in Good Morning Vietnam. I always thought that was a great use of the song.

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Lita C. Malicdem 7 years ago from Philippines

I enjoyed your poem, I read it in the reverse. Yes, because of man's wanton ways, he is doing a lot of damage to other creatures who have equal rights as he does to enjoy life in this habitat- the Planet Earth.

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Dao Hoa 7 years ago

What a world we have!!!

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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Very excellent irony!

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Giving Natures possessions an unwanted job.;)

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Londonlady 5 years ago

This is really good! ...it's a really creative way to point out what mankind (ahem...I mean, the "frogs") are doing to the environment!

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dilipchandra12 5 years ago from India

Thought provoking... simply the best, Very well written. Really good work!!

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mottiandbander 5 years ago from Chd

Nice words.

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palyabuz 5 years ago from Turkey

think about...

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peperuhi 5 years ago from Istanbul

mant thanks for thinking about...very good

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Asp52 3 years ago from England

Great use of imagery and I like your style, voted up and beautiful.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

A different take on what we're doing to the planet, reality turned on it's head; unfortunately, it is mankind destroying this wonderful ship floating around in space and waging war on its neighbors. You have a very distinctive style....interesting.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

A lovely poem with such an imagination

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