All Things Mild And Innocent... Poem by Ruta Mohapatra

All Things Mild And Innocent...



All things mild and innocent attract her.
A rabbit, a deer, a butterfly, a flower
Can never hurt anyone
And so, they get hurt
As if to prove a point

What is the use of power and strength
If there is no one to test it against?

Have you seen the look in their eyes?
The softness, the tenderness, the trusting look?
The look of a baby, the look of a puppy…

She wonders at the heart of the mighty!
Is not strength given to protect,
To defend the weak
Instead of trampling over them?

But then nature has its own laws!
It creates the weak to sustain the strong
Or so it seems,
Unless we mistake the strong for the weak…

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Topic(s) of this poem: nature
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Anil Kumar Panda 14 May 2022

The weak has always to suffer. See the wealthy and powerful people, how they trample the poor. Nice write.

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Ruta Mohapatra 15 May 2022

Thank you---

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Bri Edwards 14 May 2022

Line 2: 'dear' or 'deer'? don't let a deer kick you or poke you in the eye with antlers! ! ! One BIG reason i 'gave up on God/god' was the cruelty and hardships suffered by so many. : ( bri

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