ANIMALS(Inspired by Afzal Shauq's 'Animals...But With Two Legs': Katherine MacDonald
Animals scour the earth,
praying upon the weakest.
Tearing at their fellow man
with iron claws.
Animals with two hands, two feet.
Spreading over the land, mating and breeding.
Animals that pray and prey upon others.
A child classmate, who is unlike the others.
Wild Animals that do not climb trees,
but tear them down, spreading disease.
A brilliant mind, we were supposed to evolve.
But the animal instict has never disolved.
© Katherine Reid
down is afzal shauq's poem...
ANIMALS.... BUT WITH TWO LEGS: Afzal Shauq
By God's grace
you walk on two legs
you do not graze
or appear naked
You seem human...
But upon second look...
you are more animal
like the brutal men
from days gone by
who drank blood
ruthless in action...
Life has evolved
but you changed little
You continue this fighting
No deeds of merit
yet declaring your humanity
the great well wisher
People of mountains!
see your acts
where you are left...
One just passing through
This social change...
Poem In Pashto By: Afzal Shauq
Translated in English By: Alley Boling
Book: 'TWIST OF FATES' Poem No.132/Page.178
Web Link: http: //khyberwatch.com/nandara/index.php?
PDF files: http: //khyber.org/books/ashauq/index.shtml
Poet's weblog: www.tolafghan.com/members/afzalshauq
© Afzal Shauq