S.zaynub Kamoonpuri


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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nahid Symon (10/20/2012 1:34:00 PM)

    This poem has an interesting title.You have clearly depicted the main theme-'some losses cannot be compensated for.' As for the last two lines, I find them quite invigorating. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (10/20/2012 5:19:00 AM)

    the poem carries a powerful message through an equally powerful language loaded with an emotional appeal to one and all. the questions call for deep introspection. good luck. (Report) Reply

  • Zarina Binda (10/10/2012 2:54:00 PM)

    i love this poem! not only does it have a very strong message but i like the way you play with words aswell. its awesome!
    xXx zarina (Report) Reply

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