Thursday, May 16, 2013

Fear

I shooed the cat,
It stared right back into my eyes.

I shooed the pigeons,
They hovered even closer to my food.

I shooed the squirrel,
It defiantly settled on my patio wall.

I shooed the raccoon,
It refused to leave my dustbin.

I shooed the deer,
It calmly walked towards me.

I shooed the geese,
They cackled louder and closer.

I turned around and asked someone,
How come these animals know no fear?
He gently smiled and said at once,
Cos, nobody shoos them around here.

6 comments:

  1. A deep message this verse sends out. That's what I call communitarian living.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  2. So brief and well-thought.
    And...food for more thought.

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  3. I don't know what message the poet wanted to convey but I understood that the fear ultimately lies in the one that shoos these animals away... was that the intended message or I understood it differently?

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    1. the meaning is what the reader gets...not sure of the poet's real intent - maybe something as simple as that we are not born with fear but learn it and we expect those weaker than us to fear us even when they don't "know".

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