S.zaynub Kamoonpuri


Fauna's lost and found!


To purses of leather
one lost its skin
One lost its feather
to hats and decors
Another lost its fur
to those mink coats
One lost its tooth
to ivory bangles gosh!

Many lost their lives
to heartless hunters
Not only are they
on animal property encroaching
They are selfishly and greedily
also poaching
Alas! Alas! Alas!
Woe to that cut throat
fine and fancy fur coat
They lost it all to ruthless
merciless, thoughtless poachers
And even if this lost was found later
and confiscated by officers
Still how do you restore
this lost and found
to their rightful owners?
How do you return a severed tusk to the elephant?
Fur to the lynx cat?
Skinned skins to the python?
Or ripped feathers to the peacock?
And how do you restore life
to the poor dead fauna
As long as poaching is rife
Relax not in beach or sauna.

Peep through binoculars
instead of through guns
Shoot 'em' with cameras
instead of weapons
O' hunters shun hunting
with darned shotguns!

Submitted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Edited: Thursday, September 13, 2012

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Im an animal lover :)

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  • Bronze Star - 6,513 Points Geetha Jayakumar (10/31/2014 10:58:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem touching indeed. Great message.....
    Still how do you restore
    this lost and found to their rightful owners?

    Each lines are beautifully portrayed. very true said, How do you return a severed tusk to the elephant? It's not possible to return back the lost after finding it. No one can fix it back. In this case even if found it's of no use. The damage is already done. Lost is lost forever.

    Very well deserved poem of the day! Congrats. Superb write. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,231 Points Savita Tyagi (10/20/2014 2:40:00 PM)

    This poem touched my heart. A strong message delivered here with excellent poetic skills. So glad to read it as member poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,537 Points John Richter (10/20/2014 7:51:00 AM)

    Bravo for unleashing your emotions. That is what poetry thrives upon. Unfortunately fashion trends come and go. Today it is more the poacher than the game hunter to fear. Killing a 2,000 pound rhino for just a few ounces of ground dust from it's horn is absolutely atrocious. Things like this should remain in the forefront of the public's minds. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 34,918 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/20/2014 3:32:00 AM)

    The poetess my sister is a poetess to save the earth and its habitat..Vampire is a fantastic poem that also hope displayed over here as Poem of The Day from a Member..congrats Zaynub need more from you thank you (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,417 Points Babatunde Aremu (10/20/2014 3:21:00 AM)

    There's no way to fix a severed tusk of an elephant. A well focused poem with rare theme. A lot of lesssons to be learnt. Kudos to this poet (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,855 Points Soulful Heart (7/4/2014 1:57:00 AM)

    Shoot the poachers indeed that devastate the rights of living.......................A really laudable poem for the most pathetic state of cause prevalent throughout the world...... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 658 Points Majid Zubedi (10/20/2013 6:58:00 AM)

    a nice poem with a good message, especially the closing stanza is excellent...congratulations for selecting your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,451 Points Wahab Abdul (10/20/2013 12:45:00 AM)

    wow! fantastic, and congratulations for being selected as poem of the Day..kudos to you... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,618 Points Bri Edwards (12/6/2012 7:44:00 PM)

    thanks for sharing. i came here after reading your comment to my poem about doubting the king big head. HIS head would make a good trophy don't you think? ? seriously though, while i was a conservation major before dropping out of college AND as a boy i cried when i accidentally killed a sparrow with an arrow, i don't feel comfortable damning all hunting, especially in light of the yummy meats and fishes my wife prepares for us. of course it DOES seem a waste if an elephant is just pilfered for tusks and not eaten. and poachers are a bit different than regular hunters? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 221 Points John Shea (11/8/2012 8:15:00 PM)

    life for the critters...feed them and shelter them...an excellent write my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kishor Sharma (11/5/2012 4:16:00 AM)

    Hi,
    this poem of yours is very touching for every passionate wildlife lovers. Hats off to you for your this splendid work. keep it up. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 561 Points Shahzia Batool (10/30/2012 12:38:00 AM)

    Enough proof of the medals and trophies you won in the contests.
    wonderful poetry...it's difficult to quote any line, as the whole poem is advocating its beauty. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 84 Points Yash Shinde (10/29/2012 7:41:00 AM)

    great thought and message to the wrlsd.........................really a great poem a great title too :) (Report) Reply

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