One littlest why came up with a how
and said “You shouldn’t”
but then a could gleefully said “Sure we can”
Suddenly a reflective tear cheerlessly cried “Please don’t”
and then cold terror screamed “Oh this is going to be gruesome”
(Snakes are often Ben
Next a placid smile grinned a reassurance
while impatience glanced again at the clock
Understanding suggested “Prejudice and hate can end… or end us”
while fear nervously shouted “What will happen to us?”
Separation coldly looked with indifference
and absorbed habit answered repetitiously
Sequential words swiftly scanned this poem
as wonder why magically dropped in
eficial and not nearly as dangerous to
the earth’s health as man)
Wisdom transcended unwhole fragmentation
while ostentatious showed off his clever intellect
Midland Brown Snake (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017
Midland Brown Snake (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017
My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped.
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Great piece, loved it, loved the photos too.
So glad, pvcann, that you were appreciative of it! 🙂
love the pics. most are taboo about the snake but I love them. thanks for sharing. Also, there is a break in your paragraph and a sentence was seperated. The ( ) part
Thank you much, Noel! 🙂 Too much prejudice against snakes abounds! The parentheses separation is intentional; it is a modern poetic device.
I like your title – and poem. 🙂 The snake photo is awesome; how she’s curled up with her head in the middle. 🙂
Thanks so much, Scifi! 🙂 So glad that you liked them! The snake was a real beauty. She was so docile and relaxed, even when i picked her up for a short while. She never tried to bite whatsoever.
Goodness! I didn’t expect you to pick her up! 🙂
Much appreciated, Himanshi! 🙂
Like this (like snakes so long as not poisonous) – curious, tho, if the parenthetical snake phrase was meant to be split – a poetic device?
Thanks very much, Jazz! 🙂 Yes the parentheses split is intentional; it is just a somewhat modern poetic device.
Love the poem & the photos!
Much appreciated, Cindy! So glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
Amazing picture Tom! where did you find the snake? 🙂
Thank you, Marcela! 🙂 It was in our backyard by the riverbank. 🙂
Thank you, Belinda! Keep snappin’! 🙂