Sunday, March 25, 2018

that may one day adorn bare walls with its finery

                                                                   Author: Cburnett at English Wikipedia GFDL
Image: A Jaguar at the Milwaukee
County Zoological Gardens (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
broken music soul sharp saturate 
truth veils birth silky shadows rain 

a faraway look towards the distance beyond
paring off broken music that tugs at the soul
sharp twitching that saturates and spawn
truths that veil a longing and a despairing goal

a birth within paradise among spring's greenery
unfortunately captured for its silky and fluffy coat
that may one day adorn bare walls with its finery
shadows a desired longing to be free and about

rain and shine in jungles that showcase colors
convenient for the cause of conservation and beauty
but efforts for fauna are lost within nauseating blurs
of big money for the supply of endangered species

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #344
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #396


  1. This is a cause dear to my heart, Hank, as you know. Such a beautiful animal, helpless at the hands of big game "hunters". I have trouble picking a flower from its natural location. I cant imagine snuffing out the life of these beautiful creatures to hang its hide on a wall somewhere. Horrible. Thanks for speaking up for it.

  2. Hank, this pulls at my heart. I wonder when the poaching will cease. Cheetahs are an endangered species, tis sad to think one might adorn a wall.

  3. Sad to think this animal like others are being hunted down.
    Good poem with a message to bring home the issue.


  4. Putting any animal on a wall is super stupid. Should stuff such hunters and leave them on a wall.

  5. Sad to be in a zoo but better than on a wall.

  6. This is really heart-breaking & a timely message, Hank.

  7. Great write Hank.

    Monday WRites 147 is live; i invite you to link in

    much love...

  8. I cannot understand that this is still ongoing... the furs should stay on the animals where they belong.

    But I do have a bearskin on the floor.

  9. Hank; thank you for linking to Monday WRites

    much love...

  10. I remember a neighbor from my childhood, who had a jaguar skin laid out on the floor of his house as a decoration. As I child, I was enchanted. As an adult, many years later, I would be appalled.