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X-HIBITS

02 Mar

tha wolf used to howl
tha nightengale sang
cheetahs freely ran
till tha commin of tha
money man
smokin’ gun…
tha world now bleeds
animals almost xtinct
zoos storin’ tha xhibits
kids climbin’ plastic trees
rivers archived in dictionaries

Strange life this is
humanity’s greatest sin
remains of nature locked up
behind transparent window screens
in zoos, museums n libraries

uThanDiLe(c)2013

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14 Comments

Posted by on March 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

14 responses to “X-HIBITS

  1. brian miller

    March 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    damn…some really great lines…rivers archived in dictionaries…ouch…and in a plastic world cause we sucked the life out of it…we are resonating a bit today….

     
  2. claudia

    March 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    yeah..i don’t mind reading about nature in libraries (though it’s always better to touch) but i really don’t like zoos..always feeling sad for the animals..tight verse

     
  3. Gretchen Leary

    March 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    It is odd how we try to capture the things that amaze us in a way that in most cases releases the very essence of why we loved it to begin with.

     
  4. Mary

    March 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    In some zoos the animals DO look so unhappy..sadly, so many of them don’t experience what it is to be wild at all. A strong write!

     
  5. Laurie Kolp

    March 2, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I agree, although nowadays most zoos try to give them a roomier habitat-like feel.

     
  6. hobgoblin2011

    March 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    strong piece. Really like the lines and the way they fit together in style and scheme. Really enjoyed this. Thanks

     
  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    March 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Yes this is so true, and well penned. A sad world we live in,

     
  8. hypercryptical

    March 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Well penned. Sad thing is that (some) zoos now keep (captive) animals facing extinction due to loss of habit – as a means of saving the species. Sometimes I wonder if the world would be a better place without humankind in it…
    Anna :o]

     
  9. hypercryptical

    March 2, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Erm – that should be loss of habitat.

     
  10. Ursa Bowers

    March 3, 2013 at 5:49 am

    This was strong, well-written, and thought-provoking. Our world really -is- strange, if you look at it from outside our usual cultural frame of reference… how far away we’ve taken ourselves from nature.

     
  11. Kelvin S.M.

    March 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

    …first like the slang usage of some words…

    …and your poem is quite of a revelation of how far we have gone in this world with our greed & selfishness… our devilish conscience can dare stare longer at those zoos… museums…dioramas… ah…were these the new way / s of introducing animals & other living things to the future generations? really scary & brutal… great piece of writing here…

    ..smiles…

     
  12. Tony

    March 3, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I love the voice in this piece – very fresh.

     
  13. Sabio Lantz

    March 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    The bug called men, will eat their own refuse. Nature is neither kind nor hateful, just patterned.

     
  14. frikalture

    March 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    waaaah….thanky’all 4 all them nice comments…glad a lot of us are still passionate about protectin that wwonderful wildlife we are endowed with…keep that spirit burning.

    pEaCe n luv.
    Earth Strong!!

     

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