Okay I give.. What do you think of my poem about wolves?
Grizzled with greying winter pelt
the mournful wolf sings heart-felt
Days of torture, lonely past
his brethren lost to rifle blast
For money, fun or grisly sport
man extinguishes life with laughing retort
No rhyme nor reason to slay such beauty
hunters sport, farmers duty
Innocent canine, free of crime
No slaughter soils his jaws this time
Yet still pursued with fearful hate
his extinction many men await
What hatred of Nature fuels such fire?
and fills mankind with killing desire
Man's best friend, his gift to us-free
a gift forgotten by many I see
A hero, protector, loyal friend
who'd give life for you at bitter end
Yet still their fathers we hunt with ire
taking our reasons from the lips of liars
Still twitching fetuses from the bellies of deer you say?
Man has done the same before today
Still worse we do in everyday life
Murder, war, rape and strife
Judge not the wolf who hunts to survive
against humans who kill just because we are alive
When will we see what we have done?
No wolves to howl for our sons...
August 31 2007 KCarr
PS The "twitching fetuses" part is an inside reference, I had a debate in my local paper with a man who used that as a reason why wolves are "evil".. which from my experience is not at all true. Anyway feel free to share your feelings on the poem or the issues it expresses.