A word spoken in true compassion would change many a cruel decision

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 28th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry

Sometimes I don't want to write star pages.
Once a page is published I can think of making it a star page by editing it and adding some nice images.

This poem I wrote may not get a star.
But I thought the content of this poem would make you think about the poor animals which become victims of human cruelty.

Compassion would change many a cruel decision


I was struck with wonder
as I strolled along the meandering river

But, then I was stunned to see
a herd of deer running by…
they were all so dear
and just passed very near

And aloof they ran with great speed
stunning me again, I didn't know
why they hurried in leaps and bounds

I was so thinking and looked back
from where all those deer emerged

There was a thick bush that was still
and quiet, and the creepers upon it
were snapped and hanging
may be the deer had rushed through
in such a flurry, they didn't mind
jumping over the wild bush

There was a hush now,
but sooner there was a bit surge
and I saw a crippled kid deer
faltering and issuing out of the hide

It was weak and rickety,
could not walk or run
like the deer that went by
and a feeble stumbler 't was!

Its steps fell in clumsy paces
and I could find some blood traces
along its path behind

Then I saw a brutal hunter
following in the same way
the faltering deer staggered away

He looked lethargic but I sensed
his cruel grimace on his wild face
and felt his savage intentions

He approached the fallen deer

My heart was full of pain
as I wanted to restrain
the hunter from catching his prey

And shouted, "Leave her alone, get away
from that wounded deer"
My voice echoed as I said it very loud

I didn't know how it happened
but he stepped back
and slowly receded into the bush and away.

I took the dear deer
into my hands
and took her to the cool river
and washed the blood off
and tied my kerchief

I was happy, she got a great relief.
I know it happened
because of my strong belief
that a word spoken in true compassion
would change many a cruel decision.


Image: Deer hunters by Des Blenkinsopp , via Wikimedia Commons

Do you write poetry?

If you write poetry, Wikinut is the right place for you to publish.
Most of the Wikinut authors are poets.
And those who never wrote poetry have also become poets after joining Wikinut.
Wikinut poets have a passion to read and appreciate the new poets.

Poetry emerges and issues out from a poet's creative mind when people appreciate their work. Because poetry is something that cannot be felt in a mundane expression.

The language of poetry makes you think passionately. The metaphorical expressions take you to great imaginative heights.

When you read and enjoy poetry, your brain works more creatively. A creative mind evolves from poetry appreciation and makes a human more imaginative and productive ----Productive in all activities of the trades that people indulge in for their daily earnings or for the new inventions the world is looking for.

Even if you're a hard core logician who would go by pure mathematical system of logic, you would certainly appreciate what poets conveys through their poetry. Because we all humans are made of poetical minds. We cannot escape from poetry but have to enjoy the beauty of it in the lyrics and their singing as songs.

My hearty welcome to you to the world of Wikinut poetry where you meet the friendliest poets in the world.

Why don't you join Wikinut now. Click here to register.

moderator johnnydod moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know

Comments

author avatar johnnydod
28th Nov 2011 (#)

Sometimes, I see a poem that just in it'self merits a star, and you my friend Rathnashikamani have achieved this, with this wonderful look at the thoughts of man who loves life and nature in the raw.
I felt what you felt, with your very powerful words my friend.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Anisha Achankunju (Aiyanna)
29th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you for giving it Johnny it is well deserved and encouraging to writers starting out in the poetic realm.
Thank you for being considerate once again...

Reply to this comment

author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you my dear friend johnnydod,
From you I hear the words of God!

Reply to this comment

author avatar Steve Kinsman
29th Nov 2011 (#)

This poetry is worth five stars. You are a truly compassionate and loving soul Rathna-ji.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th Nov 2011 (#)

Hello Steve, Namaste!
I'm honored to get such commendations from you.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
29th Nov 2011 (#)

I am a card carrying member of PETA..Dear
Rathnasikamani: You were strong enough to write this poem and it is difficult for me to read. How can human beings bring suffering to the animals who have no desire to harm us. Only cowards and those who are full of hate for themselves also. Thank you, dear Rathnashikamani.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you my dear friend Ivyevelyn.

Yes, we should not harm or cause harm to the innocent animals.

I just visited PETA website and found these statements there:

Animals Are Not Ours to Eat

Animals Are Not Ours to Wear

Animals Are Not Ours to Experiment On

Animals Are Not Ours to Use for Entertainment

Animals Are Not Ours to Abuse in Any Way

Reply to this comment

author avatar Retired
29th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you for sharing this stirring poem and I'm pleased to see it got the star and the five star thumbs up from Steve (i agree). Thank you, also, Rathnaji, for writing such glowing and insightful words and poetry. What a gem you are. Namaste, rd

Reply to this comment

author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th Nov 2011 (#)

Namaste, rd!

Thanks to you and Steve also for the star compliments.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Buzz
29th Nov 2011 (#)

You have had no unblemished character, dear friend, since I came to know you. You've shown only the divinity in you. Congrats on the star page. Namaste!

Reply to this comment

author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th Nov 2011 (#)

Hi Buzz, my dear friend!
I'm humbled by the divine blessings from you.

Thank you.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Buzz
30th Nov 2011 (#)

= no blemished character...

Reply to this comment

author avatar Anisha Achankunju (Aiyanna)
29th Nov 2011 (#)

The deer survived with love in heart,
She knew within she why didn't part.
With a pained walk she led him there,
To her fawn whom she nuzzled with care.

With tears in his eyes he bent down,
To lift up the nearly orphan fawn.
To heave and swell his chest with pride,
That he to that hunter that prey denied.

Down he bent and scooped her up,
Bearing witness to her soulful cup.
Hurdled her away from the dangerous clan,
To be the saviour to the deer in tan.

Slowly in time she regained her strength,
Began to walk more in length.
Muzzling her fawn with big brown eyes,
Looking to Creation, Crying Man Cries.

I have come to take you back,
For you have now got life on track.
Back to your home of life you go,
But within me always love will grow.

For with that deer he grew a bond,
A Gift of love that that no one else found.
The Love in Her Heart was put to stay,
She told of her love to fawn each day.

For heart of a mother is always such,
They sacrifice life for that little life much.
For to the fawn she is the Great World,
For that life, He did, in compassion unfurled.

By Anisha Achankunju (C) 30th November 2011

Reply to this comment

author avatar Rathnashikamani
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Such a lovely and heart touching sequel.

That's truly a great composition.

Thank you Anisha.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Randy Duckworth
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Wonderful poem! I detest hunting, and the senseless killing of any animal!

Reply to this comment

author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you Randy Duckworth, I agree with you senseless killing of any animal is a barbarian act of the civilized lot.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
1st Dec 2011 (#)

I hate hunting. The killers get into their lodge, fill themselves up with booze and then try to shoot a deer,usually wounding them to suffer a slow death.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you dear friend Ivyevelyn,
I understand your tender feelings for the poor animals. The hunters become more brutal when they booze and hunt mercilessly.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
2nd Dec 2011 (#)

Dear Rathnashikamani: I am so glad you visited the PETA website. I know you to be such a caring and loving person and I am proud to call you my friend.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Beautiful...

Reply to this comment

author avatar Songbird B
28th Dec 2011 (#)

Rathna, my eyes filled with tears as I read this...I am so glad that such a beautiful poem has been awarded Star status..You honour us all by being such a creative force on Wikinut..I am proud to call you my friend..

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Username
Can't login?
Password