Wild World

 image © ngm.nationalgeographic.com

Tooth and claw
beak and paw
hoof and horn
all faune adorn
to gain a meal
for beast or bird.

But man has more
than tooth and claw,
he kills for sport,
or worse, for war,
misdirected faith
or gain.

for Sally’s wild challenge:  I was watching a nature programme on TV last night, with bears catching salmon, then the news came on, with its usual ration of man’s inhumanity to man.

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4 Responses to Wild World

  1. Candy says:

    powerful message

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oh goodness…this tears at my heart. Humans are so out of balance. Your observations are poignant, Viv.


  3. Misky says:

    This has a splendid meter and feel to it, Viv. >

    Liked by 1 person

  4. tialys says:

    Your poem definitely struck a chord with me this morning.
    I never watch the news these days. I read a ’round-up’ once a week so I’m not totally out of touch but I find T.V. news depressing not only because of the content but also because a lot of the reporting is drawn out, speculative and not particularly informative.

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