When you’re a hundred years old and secluded
Away from all of your friends
Is it really hard to imagine
Your life may be ready to end
And when potential mates find you tarnished
Bronze by the cage you are in
Each day the mist of abduction
Feels breezy yet swells with chagrin
Lonely George I bereave your passing
But you leave a message for all
Run like quicksilver
Hide in a cabbage patch
Do whatever you can till they leave you alone!
Linda Krutschke and Paint Chip Poetry
This week’s challenge lends itself to som
e serious poetry, though sometimes humorous or lighthearted is necessary to bring the seriousness of a topic into the proper perspective. Our theme today is Endangered Species. My challenge to you is pick a critically endangered or endangered species from the list posted on World Wildlife Fund website and write an ode to that animal.
The paint chip words and phrases to consider using in your ode are goldfish, red rock desert, cabbage patch, mist, breezy, bronze, and quicksilver. I would like you to use at least three of these words
I chose a “vulnerable” species rather than an endangered one.
The following paragraph is copied from the website she mentioned above.
On June 24, 2012, the world-famous giant tortoise affectionately known as “Lonesome George” passed away. He was the last surviving land tortoise from Pinta Island, one of the northern islands in the Galápagos. Thought to be 100 years old, Lonesome George lived at the Charles Darwin Research Station since he was found in 1971. For more than three decades, the Galápagos National Park tried to save the Pinta subspecies by finding George a mate. Unfortunately they did not succeed. Sadly with Lonesome George’s passing, there will be no more Pinta Island tortoises.
Disclaimer…This is only a poem from a prompt!