Wildly Cruel

Yet another day is dawning,

the sun chasing away the night.

The wilderness is bathed in light,

creatures large and small are yawning,

hunting to whet their appetite.


Lapping up the chilly water,

from rivers flowing to the sea.

They hide amongst the tall pine trees

so as to avoid their slaughter.

Building warm dens so not to freeze.


Wilderness, a cold and cruel place,

only the strong able to thrive,

every day a fight to survive

the evolutionary race.

Creatures enjoying being alive.


Whilst us humans assume our right

to be on top of the food chain,

look upon animals with disdain

whilst tucked up in our beds at night.

Yet consistently we complain.


Look out into the wild outside,

be thankful for your lot in life

though it is not devoid of strife.

Think of animals terrified,

their dreams filled with the hunter’s knife. 

8 responses to “Wildly Cruel

  1. Really thoughtful words here KerrieAnnis! 🙂
    It’s so very true, animals do seem to be our slaves, running away from us, just trying to get on with their little lives. On the other hand some humans (governments for example and others in high places) like to look down at some of us, as though we were animals and treat us the same! But you are right, we really shouldn’t complain so much, at least we have speech, we can tell them where to go!!
    Suzy 😀

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