Extinction

We all used to live in harmony

Everything and everyone was at peace and happy.

But,

Of course,

Someone or something had to go and do something “wrong”.

All they did was step out of line for a moment,

Does that really mean a bloody war?

Once it begins,

It never stops.

“That evil animal just dismembered one of my sheep!”

“What?”

“Are you serious?”

“It’s a killer!”

“It can’t stay, or it will kill us too!”

Off with its head,

Off with their heads,

Until they’re all gone.

Vanished from existence.

Never to be seen again.

There’s one species down,

Now we’re safe.

No other creature could be as brutal as that had been.

“Hey! That thing just murdered my dog!”

“What?”

“You’re kidding!”

“Honest to God, it has to go, or we’ll be next!”

Off with its head,

Off with their heads,

Until they’re all gone.

Vanished from existence.

Never to be seen again.

That’s two down,

We must’ve taken care of all the bad ones now.

“Ahhh! Shoo, you foul creature!”

“What is it?”

“That thing just tried to rip out my infant’s throat!”

What?

“We must exterminate it, or it’ll try to take another!”

Off with its head,

Off with their heads,

Until they’re all gone.

Vanished from existence.

Never to be seen again.

Three now,

Let’s see who’s next.

“That animal just ate a barrel of my carrots!”

“What?”

“We must get rid of it before it develops a taste for people!”

Off with its head,

Off with their heads,

Until they’re all gone.

Vanished from existence.

Never to be seen again.

“Exterminate that one!”

“There’s another!”

“Get them, quick!”

Off with its head,

Off with their heads,

Until they’re all gone.

Vanished from existence.

Never to be seen again.

Tasmanian Tiger,

See you in another universe.

Black Rhinos,

Later.

Great Auk,

It had been nice seeing you alive.

Passenger Pigeon,

Apparently you had to go too.

Steller’s Sea Cow,

Goodbye.

On and on the list goes…

Eventually there will be no one left;

Only the desolate earth.

All its loved ones gone,

For us humans had even turned against each other.

There will be nothing more except the barren earth,

Who had sheltered us for years,

And we had greedily stolen from.

How had we repaid it?

Why, by destroying it entirely.

 

© Amelia Jacobson 2016

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3 thoughts on “Extinction

  1. Hi CrazyWolfGirl. Its said sixty percent of the creatures are extinct. Because mankind wants to expand. Is not man the true monster? I feel every living creation on earth has equal right to exist! Thank you for liking my poems “Glinted and Deep Feeling!” Peace and Best Wishes. TheFoureyedPoet.

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  2. Wow what a great post, I got to read each morning.
    This is so true and depicts the dominating nature of human being. Yes we are responsible for extinction of every species on earth, and all is done under the cover of development and necessity.
    It must be stopped as soon as possible.

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