Ray Boorman


We don稚 treat creatures equally

I知 not sure that we could,

we need Worms in the garden

but not the Worms in wood.

We値l gladly find some tit bits

to feed to next doors Cat,

but phone the pest controller

at the first hint of a Rat.

We welcome Bees and Lady Birds

to pollinate and eat bugs,

but try to kill and rid ourselves

of our Snails and our Slugs.

We値l gladly swat the Wasp and Fly

as they buzz around the house,

or go and buy ourselves a trap

to kill the lowly Mouse.

We値l spray and kill the Green fly

as they make home on our plant,

we値l buy and sprinkle powder

to obliterate the Ant.

No other creatures do this

It痴 just a trait of man,

and the reason that we do it?

It痴 just because we can.

I've seen many signs in car windows that say,
A Dog is for life, not just for Christmas.

Perhaps there ought to be another sign that reads,
A Turkeys just for Christmas, not for life.

Authors comment


All rights belong to its author. It was published on e-Stories.org by demand of Ray Boorman.
Published on e-Stories.org on 03/18/2011.


Comments of our readers (1)

Show all reader comments!

Your opinion:

Our authors and e-Stories.org would like to hear your opinion! But you should comment the Poem/Story and not insult our authors personally!

Please choose

Previous title Next title

Does this Poem/Story violate the law or the e-Stories.org submission rules?
Please let us know!

Author: Changes could be made in our members-area!

More from category"Life" (Poems)

Other works from Ray Boorman

Did you like it?
Please have a look at:

SILLY THINGS - Ray Boorman (Lyrics)
Le isole della pace (ワbersetzung von Inseln der Ruhe) - Ursula Mori (Life)
Flying home - Inge Offermann (General)