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Afzal Shauq

(Somewhere in the world of dreams)

ANIMALS...Inspired by Afzal Shauq's Poem'Animals...But With Two Legs': Katherine MacDonald


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.
Teeth bearing.

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
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down is afzal shauq's poem...

ANIMALS.... BUT WITH TWO LEGS: Afzal Shauq
***
Good fortune..
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 process...
This revolution...
This social change...
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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?
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Poet's weblog: www.tolafghan.com/members/afzalshauq
© Afzal Shauq

Submitted: Saturday, May 09, 2009

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  • Louie -Love & Peace- Levy (7/9/2010 5:18:00 AM)

    Dear Rosa, I agree with you. There's no need to be sorry for what short sight there is for many imagistic authors whom inspire one another to compare their own inherent specie with that of all animals, instinctively at peace on Earth. Humans make better poetic role players using all their mis-understood ancient languages and political inflaming words. Aren't we fortunate that loving animals can't read and speak the words that 'Men' have lead youth to shout and command troops? There are many humans in denial of their own 'Male' instinctive aggressive nature to provoke immature armies with WMDs that no other animal specie is capable nor cares to kill their own herds nor totally destroy their own survival feeding grounds? . Like there is evil in the world, we would be lots better being without voice and lead by a Planet Of Peaceful Caring and speaking Apes? A great movie message, long since we humans being and amused by. The while humans will continue to blame every other creature but their own evolved aggressive breed of war mongering ignorant fanatic fools. That applies to most all muscle brawn '.Men'; Their subservient women whom also support their murderous, heroic, non victorious battles for freedom, which just don't last very long. Make Love and Not war. Procreate sons and daughters every 20 years and have them sent to kill and be crippled for the freedom they the world may never get to enjoy. When will we all ever rest in peace as our preachers promise? Possibly, when we the people realize that we've made one sick 'Hell; out of our only Omnipotent given planet Earth. How many graves will have been A bombed.Our tomb stone
    enscribed, 'Rest In Peace', will just not make sense anymore.
    Miother nature and all her evolved life families need rescuing. Take to quill ye authors and be read by those whom still have Love Empathy an Human Compassion. Suggest that we embrace our families with open arms and not murderous weapons.

    What for Heaven's Sake Are We Waiting For?

    ...louie levy
    (c) 07.09.2010 (Report) Reply

  • Rosa Banks (11/29/2009 8:41:00 PM)

    I don't get it if we are the animals then what do we call the animals human from yor point of view animals have more peace then we do sorry but that just what I read sorry! (Report) Reply

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