We the Destroyers

We the Destroyers
We the Destroyers

Whoever values an animal’s life less,
knows little of life,
and the arrogance of belief
that humans are more evolved,
is an assumption that reeks
of ignorance.

Each facet of life form is equal,
made of the same atoms,
the same material of existence,
and to say one is more important than another
is ludicrous from any perspective,
for we are all a part of one living matrix.

Addressing life in the measure of importance,
evolution, classification or sentience,
is a linear perspective and thus limited,
not understanding the various states of life
and concluding within time
that one has more value than another.

Plants and animals do not wage war,
do not lie, kill maliciously
or suffer from narcissism, greed or lust,
they abide by natural laws,
and live harmoniously within their environment,
all of which man does not.

Plants and animals share,
are connected profoundly to this earth
and one another,
they live in respect and do not pollute
or take more than their share of life’s bounty,
only what they need to survive;
man depletes without thought.

And in arrogance we feel we are more evolved,
on some levels yes,
but on most levels of importance, we fail
ourselves and our environment,
and most poignantly all other earthy life,
in our arrogant view of superiority.

All other life on this planet gives freely,
and we just take and take, rarely giving back,
and in our stance of ignorance
we are the destroyers,
the greatest potential with little to show.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “We the Destroyers

  • October 30, 2017 at 12:10 PM
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    To not recognize and appreciate all forms of life would be so boring and lack beauty. I love to observe animals and I marvel at their ways. It seems every action they take has definite purpose of good intention. To watch a crow figure out a difficult problem just amazes me. I think I once sent you a video (on FB) of a black panther that was feared and considered extremely dangerous. It was kept in a small penned-in area. When a woman, an empath, sat outside the pen and communicated with the panther, she found out that he was just angry because people did not respect and appreciate him and he did not have enough room to enjoy nature. With a lot of work and changes, the panther became quite content and stopped snarling at everyone. It was a very interesting revelation. I love your verse, Tony – it is a fine example of your love and respect for all life forms. Great work indeed.

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  • October 30, 2017 at 7:59 PM
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    Thank you Phyllis, yes I do remember that video and recall how humanity just don’t understand how intelligent and sentient animals are. Glad you enjoyed my thoughts. Take care.

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