Saturday, January 21, 2006

The Animal Kingdom



The animal Kingdom



Mice running in the fields
where berries grow for them to eat
running along the stalks and stems
creeping silently on little feet
avoiding snakes in the dry heat

In the animal kingdom
everything is a tasty treat
they must always be on guard
for everything smells deceit
nervously watching every move
their strength, they try to prove

Animals of every kind
to survive they must take a chance
they are all victims of circumstance
no such thing as coexistence

An alligator hiding under swamp slime
catches its prey with its powerful jaw
It's all death in due time
and it will not withdraw

Eerie at night, no different by day
birds take flight when they see
hyenas stalking their prey
they may be laughing, but it isn't play

who will be next on the food chain
always the weakest and the lame
who will lose and who will gain
an endless cycle that will continue to remain

33 comments:

Me.. said...

its great to see a wide variety of subjects that trigger the poet in u.. also amazing the way u catch the metaphor to life in ur work here...

shyloh said...

Me.. said...

its great to see a wide variety of subjects that trigger the poet in u.. also amazing the way u catch the metaphor to life in ur work here...


Thank you your comments mean a lot to me. Very special!

Aloha

Alex said...

What I find interesting, is that when The Second Lady organized this universe she used a basic template that applied to everyone / everything including events.

Neo said...

Shy - Sounds like visiting the city. ;)

Great writing.

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

shyloh said...

NEO said...

Shy - Sounds like visiting the city. ;)

Great writing.

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo


Ahhhh indeed..

Vanathi said...

"who will be next on the food chain
always the weakest and the lame
who will lose and who will gain
an endless cycle that will continue to remain" Very true...

death said...

amazing rhyme! you write delightful pomes :)

Sudeep said...

gr8 lines like always..

liked the last 4 lines the most.. very true

jolly gabriel said...

Your poetic journey to the ecosystem is very nice...

shyloh said...

At 6:21 AM, Alex You said...

What I find interesting, is that when The Second Lady organized this universe she used a basic template that applied to everyone / everything including events.


Hi Alex, I guess there is no difference haha. Everything is the same.

shyloh said...

Vanathi said...

"who will be next on the food chain
always the weakest and the lame
who will lose and who will gain
an endless cycle that will continue to remain" Very true...


Hello vanathi. Welcome and I think it is true. Even humans do it ha.

shyloh said...

death said...

amazing rhyme! you write delightful pomes :)


Thank you death. It was pretty simple watching the Animal Kingdom haha. An amazing show.

shyloh said...

Sudeep said...

gr8 lines like always..

liked the last 4 lines the most.. very true


Hello Sudeep. Thank you dear.

shyloh said...

Jolvin Rodrigues said...

Your poetic journey to the ecosystem is very nice...


Oh thank you Jolvin Rodrigues
welcome..

jolly gabriel said...

Hey you're welcome Shyloh - Check out my poetry site http://mipoemas.blogspot.com/ when you have the time :)

Arti Honrao said...

My first visit here...
Came thru top 100 bloggers n the word "poetry" pulled me here.
I write poems too n hv displayed a few on my blog "Poetriez"

Will b coming back here as hv added u in my favs :)


GBU
Arti

Alex said...

Maybe so, but occasionally you meet some really fabulous people that you automatically put on a pedestal (like man, uh, someting lik’ yore po-tree pick -ture)

shyloh said...

Jolvin Rodrigues said...

Hey you're welcome Shyloh - Check out my poetry site http://mipoemas.blogspot.com/ when you have the time :)


Oh I sure will dear. Thank you again.

shyloh said...

Akansha said...

My first visit here...
Came thru top 100 bloggers n the word "poetry" pulled me here.
I write poems too n hv displayed a few on my blog "Poetriez"

Will b coming back here as hv added u in my favs :)


GBU
Arti


Wow than you. That makes me smile ha. I will visit you ok.

shyloh said...

Alex said...

Maybe so, but occasionally you meet some really fabulous people that you automatically put on a pedestal (like man, uh, someting lik’ yore po-tree pick -ture)


Oh alex. The love of my life. Ha. Love the po/tree pick-ture huh haha.

You make me lol.

Pirate said...

there is no peace and love for each other in the animal kingdom. diversity only means a variety of meat for the meal.

shyloh said...

Pirate said...

there is no peace and love for each other in the animal kingdom. diversity only means a variety of meat for the meal.


That is so true. A tasty treat all around.

chench said...

And who is it that will eat us humans? Ouselves, I'm afraid.
Ken

shyloh said...

chench said...

And who is it that will eat us humans? Ouselves, I'm afraid.
Ken


I'll eat a tree first haha. Or perhaps dirt. Me can't eat a people dear.

sincerelyreader said...

Such sweet sentiments!

thank you!

shyloh said...

reader said...

Such sweet sentiments!

thank you!


Hello reader thank you for stopping by.

Alex said...

Everything in life has a rhythm. And the beat goes on!!!

Rick said...

Bassho's frog went plop!
and never heard from again.
A snapping turtle

shyloh said...

At 6:24 AM, Alex You said...

Everything in life has a rhythm. And the beat goes on!!!


Oh my drummer boy!!

shyloh said...

Rick said...

Bassho's frog went plop!
and never heard from again.
A snapping turtle


Hey Rick, how ya be?

Haha the food chain.

Amanda said...

Hope you are doing ok! {{{hugs}}}

Alex said...

You don't exactly miss a "beat" either!!!

Gangadhar said...

Hello baby..how are you?
Everything is fine nah?
long time no see!!!!