Treasure Island

Palas Kumar Ray


The Animal I Fear Most

Which animal do I fear most if you ask me to name
I'll surely say it's the race human (though I'll feel a little shame) .

They are the cruelest beasts I've ever seen, heard and known
(I'm afraid you're getting angry with me and you surely frown.)
But if you allow me to tell and to justify what makes me to think
Such awkward thought I might try to tell you all about the link. .

Look, at the creatures that you have considered to be very cruel
Are all extinguished from the earth as the human started to dwell.
Wherever they lived, on earth or in very deep inside the sea
The race human surely killed them not listening to their plea.

They could not save themselves by their might in an unequal fight
With the race human and have lost their in-habitation and right
To live on earth as the God's creation with the boon of life
The race human have made them to perish using only a knife!

What I fear most of human race is it's very sharp brain that kills
Not only who belong to its enemies but also whomever it feels
Not in accordance with its wish or not useful to meet its lust
For just anything it may desire or not in match with it's thirst.

Whatever they are they'll have to perish be it an animal or plant
The race human as if has conquered the right to decide and grant
The bliss of life to which it feels will act for its selfish interest
And ensure it's shameless regime on earth and to kill the rest!

© Palas Kumar Ray.All rights reserved.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Edited: Saturday, June 07, 2014

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  • Christine Kerr (3/6/2009 8:06:00 AM)

    This is a great poem Palas, I've been wondering how could you put in words of all the cruelty man has done to all the animals, plants sea. Human kind, and you did it beautifully all in one. This one is indeed a keeper. Very well put Thankyou (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (2/23/2009 1:34:00 PM)

    An absolutely wonderfully written poem Palas on mans' inhumanity to man. Well done. A 10 from me. (Report) Reply

  • Rita Shay (1/19/2009 4:47:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed the first few lines. You took the poem in a different direction than I assumed you would after the first couple of lines. Well done
    -Rita (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (1/19/2009 6:29:00 AM)

    This is so true. Animals kill for survival and humans often kill for some sort of sick satisfaction. Thank your for sharing your wisdom and insight and for your wonderful comments on my poems, my friend. A '10+! '

    Warm Wishes,
    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (1/15/2009 4:05:00 AM)

    Very well expressed. The human animal is indeed the one to be feared.

    As always,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (1/13/2009 10:56:00 AM)

    Just reading title i predicted
    that it must be human
    and I am right.........................
    Good write..... (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (1/11/2009 1:06:00 AM)

    Palas, you are right- humans are the only species that kill for pleasure and find justification for thei evil deeds. i will go one step further and say- we are our worst enemies. well expressed10

    not to miss the title- man never rosre above animal instincts.

    Mamta (Report) Reply

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