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Haiku to the Mustang(Inspired by Haiku Style)

Updated on April 24, 2013
Wild horses on the plains All Rights Reserved by Artist
Wild horses on the plains All Rights Reserved by Artist

Such a Travesty, the slaughtering of the wild Mustangs in Oklahoma!


The Mustang, once proud,

As it ran over the plains.

Free spirit, roamed wide,

Happiness, one of its gains.


Now facing death's call,

Done by the hand and a vote.

A fine car was named,

After its spirit, fine coat.


This stallion, wronged,

By callousness, no regard.

A death sentence, framed,

By heartless ones, their discard.


Who will be the next,

to feel the axe's sharp blade?

Perhaps some of us,

Soon to follow, our parade.

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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you for your supportive comments and I agree with you wholeheartedly, whonu

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      Jmillis2006 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      This is a wonderful haiku, if we keep doing what we are doing to the majestic aminals we will drive them to extinction. Look at the Abaco barb the destruction of there habitat has just about pushed them to extinction .

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for your positive response, my friend midget. whonu

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Who, I think that we need to raise awareness of the need to shop heinous behavior and your poem does that. Wonderful share!

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      All I know to do is write all that I can and tell others, hoping someone may have an answer. In our state of Oklahoma, the bill was just signed to okay the slaughter. I understand the meat may be sold to other countries. I have learned that horse meat has been sold for some time and is often tainted with chemicals, used as sub beef in dishes in packaged store brands, and such things as dog foods. It is horrible and I feel it should be stopped.

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      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      But...WHY??

      Can anyone tell me why the government is rounding up all the mustangs and confining them??

      i HATE THIS! i don't know what we can do - can we do anything?

      this topic has been in my head for....toooolong..i don't know how to broach it..where to begin, or how it ends..

      very frightening..

      up and sharing - for sure!

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you ignugent, for your kind words, and they are well received, my friend. whonu

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Yes my friend and all we may do is protest in our writings, and feel great sadness in our hearts.

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      ignugent17 

      5 years ago

      Strong words and full of emotion. Great Haiku!

      Voted up and more.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      So very, very sad--that these creatures are being slaughtered! I had heard about this--so very sad

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you Eiddwen, these are issues that need to be brought out into the open and hopefully it will have a positive result. whonu

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      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      This is motivating to me and thanks. whonu

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Oh what a share whonu;so much cruelty goes on in this world and thank you, sad as it is ,for bringing this to our attention.

      You express yourself wonderfully through Haiku poetry.

      Great work and voted up .

      Eddy.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you for stopping in, Faith Reaper. Glad you read my message and hope you pass it on. whonu

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how very terrible!!! God's beautiful and magnificent creatures being destroyed.

      Profound poetry. Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      This is te question we are asking in unison to those who have decided to slaughter the wonderful creatures! We must all stand up and say we will not accept this any more.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Whonu, this is a travesty! Mustangs are so majestice, graceful and the epitome of beauty and freedom. What purpose is supposed to be met by slaughtering the Mustang?

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      This is critical, and these horses are being slaughtered. whonu

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      I agree, and there's not very much we can do but just watch and be appalled sometimes. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Nobody feels any worse about it than I do. That's what happens when wealthy men end up in power here.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      This Haiku is dedicated the great Mustang, now under sentence of death in Oklahoma.

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