Treasure Island

Dr. Yogesh Sharma

(1-7-1959 / india)

THE MIGHTY STREET BULL


Be kind and gentle to the street bull,
And do not brand him with abusive calls,
As 'Thick skinned, ' or 'Ugly-wag, '
Or likewise 'Big wolf belly tag, '
Or 'Dirt eater, ' or 'Vagabond wanderer, '
Or 'Sharp eyed bandit' or 'Trouble creator':
The Bull is highly sensitive
And wise to curses like these.

All the animal happily repay
A treatment kind and fair;
At least so destroyer Lord Shiva says
Who keeps a bull, (and, by the way,
HE is extremely kind and rare)
And welcome him for ever and for ever.

Submitted: Friday, March 04, 2011
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