Treasure Island

Karen GonzalezVidela


As Good As


If I give the gun to the murderer,
I am as good as him.
If I throw lots of paper away,
I am as good as the tree cutter.
If I take stolen food,
I am as good as the thief.
If I record a fight,
I am as good as the fighters.
So why should I buy whale meat?
So why should I take from someone
a beautiful narwhal marble?
If I do that,
I am as good as all the ones above.

Submitted: Thursday, August 08, 2013
Edited: Sunday, January 26, 2014

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Some people say that it is wrong to keep killing endangered animals like the blue whale, narwhal, elephants, etc. I think this is true, and for example: if we want whaling to stop, then we shouldn't buy whale meat :) I know not everyone will agree with me, but it is always nice to share with someone your beliefs :)

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  • Ryan Brodesser (1/2/2014 3:43:00 PM)

    wow.. cool poem! I like the scathing burning way you denounce the evil off things we take for granted like the paper we use, or entertainment we watch. thanks and thanks for looking at my poems! Ryan (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/25/2013 7:21:00 AM)

    save earth and humanity never encourage the wrong never indulge..in fact knowingly or unknowingly we are supporting the evil deeds and putting ourselves in same place nice this kind of writing is indeed very fruitful thank a lot (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/13/2013 4:50:00 PM)

    All your reasoning is valid. Boycotting parts of endangered species is a clear way to discourage the activity. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (8/8/2013 11:00:00 PM)

    beautiful poem, it is a true poem my dear poet, Alimighty God is Omnipresent. He is Omniscient, within all.All is He. Let us live together with prayer to Him. We are perishable but not He. thanks. Read my poems and see me. (Report) Reply

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