Melvina Germain

Gold Star - 25,215 Points (Sydney, Nova Scotia)

Death On The Prairies - Poem by Melvina Germain

Running along the desolate highway.
Tiny feet carrying them faster and faster.
Eyes bulging, while forging ahead,
never looking back.
The prairie dogs know there under attack.

Armed in jeeps with daddy’s present.
Rifle in hand, prepared for adventure.
Shot fired; pierced through the air.
Tail for a penny to be had here.

(April 4,2007)

Comments about Death On The Prairies by Melvina Germain

  • (4/22/2007 11:34:00 PM)

    Wow Melvina, where did this poem come from? ! You did a wonderful job describing unfortunately what actually happens all in the name of hunting...for fun they say, God knows I never understood hunting whether it be gophers or whatever in my eyes it isnt right. Very sad poem with great imagery!
    Glad you allowed yourself to be the vessel again in order to write something thought provoking and great as usual...........
    Awesome write!
    =Shell Bell=
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  • (4/18/2007 10:24:00 AM)

    Melvina I live in the heart of the countryside and we often see road kill, it just breaks my heart. Gods creaturs just crushed to death with not a care in the world. a very sad poem hit me right in the heart. Cheers Sylviex (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2007 12:01:00 PM)

    Yes a very sad poem here, why must man kill for fun... (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2007 11:28:00 PM)

    This is sad, we so depend on the Prairie Dogl

    Prairy Dog ~Haiku

    Haiku A prairy Dog

    A Prairie Dog Sits
    He Barks but not really One
    The Desert is his Home

    Thursday, March 31,2005

    Charles Garcia
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  • (4/11/2007 3:25:00 PM)

    Melvina, being a lover of all of God's creatures large or small I felt this a sad poem. A reflection of life vividly told. The imagery very well done. The writing is excellent as normal. Top marks from me. Thank you for sharing it my friend.
    Love David
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  • (4/8/2007 12:01:00 AM)

    ending is adorable. good subject matter. staccato rhythm. care, sjg (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 11, 2011

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