s.zaynab kamoonpuri

Fauna's Lost And Found!

To purses of leather
one lost its skin
One lost its feather
to hats and decors
Another lost its fur
to those mink coats
One lost its tooth
to ivory bangles gosh!

Many lost their lives
to heartless hunters
Not only are they
on animal property encroaching
They are selfishly and greedily
also poaching
Alas! Alas! Alas!
Woe to that cut throat
fine and fancy fur coat
They lost it all to ruthless
merciless, thoughtless poachers
And even if this lost was found later
and confiscated by officers
Still how do you restore
this lost and found
to their rightful owners?
How do you return a severed tusk to the elephant?
Fur to the lynx cat?
Skinned skins to the python?
Or ripped feathers to the peacock?
And how do you restore life
to the poor dead fauna
As long as poaching is rife
Relax not in beach or sauna.

Peep through binoculars
instead of through guns
Shoot 'em' with cameras
instead of weapons
O' hunters shun hunting
with darned shotguns!

Topic(s) of this poem: Art

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Poem Edited: Monday, March 9, 2015

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Im an animal lover :)
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Comments about Fauna's Lost And Found! by s.zaynab kamoonpuri

  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (9/9/2020 4:13:00 AM)

    Nothing Left But Extinction Bones Dug Up From Dust

    the loss in extinction level predation
    is bad slow bleed species level sterilization
    unique irreplaceable creation rendered
    desolation dust ash life possibilities suspended...


    Inspired by the poem 'Fauna's Lost And Found! ' by the poet s.zaynab kamoonpuri.
    Dedicated to the poet s.zaynab kamoonpuri.

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  • Terry CraddockTerry Craddock (9/5/2020 4:55:00 AM)

    the loss in extinction level predation, is slow bleed species level sterilization, unique irreplaceable creation rendered desolation dust ash

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  • Leeann Azzopardi (5/30/2020 6:07:00 AM)

    This would be ideal. But the realisation is the natives have their tradations. They know when and how much. The
    rest of us should do everything in our power not letting these animals perish. Bravo! Encore! Please read and comment on my latest

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  • Keith BrownKeith Brown (5/4/2020 6:21:00 PM)

    They lose, we lose not many can tell you how a lion tastes, or an elephant but to the shooter they all taste of money!
    Well written poem

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  • A B Faniki (9/1/2019 6:02:00 AM)

    A well versed poem dat contain heartfelt message.Thanks for sharin such thoughtful n beautiful poem

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (8/28/2019 11:26:00 PM)

    3 –
    And " poachers" ? some may eat their prey, or at least make good use of animal parts. and money received supports them.

    an animal lover? ok, that's alright. it IS a devisive issue, for sure.

    bri

    :) nicely done. to MyPoemList

    Oh, I commented 2 years ago! !

    p.s. i'm neither an " animal lover" nor " a hunter" .

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (8/28/2019 11:24:00 PM)

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    you CAN'T return such items to their former owners! but....Mankind has evolved [i'm pretty sure], at first dependent on wild plants and animals for sustenance/survival. now 'hunting' is more for sport, though some hunters eat their prey. i suppose the prey rarely gets to eat the hunter.

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (8/28/2019 11:23:00 PM)

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    maybe you " want" " cutthroat" . that doesn't look 'right', but neither does " cut throat" to me. do you use it as a noun or adjective? Google 'says' " cutthroat" .

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  • Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza (12/14/2018 3:35:00 AM)

    They are selfishly and greedily
    also poaching
    Alas! Alas! Alas! ....... for those destroyers, killers hypocrite we are losing day by day everything,

    For those greedy, inhuman, namely humans were are losing not only flora and fauna gradually everything, a great attempt and attention to other is extraordinarily approached in the poem, thanks for sharing the poem with us here in PoemHunter, + 10

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (7/24/2018 6:20:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem with an important message.++10

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (11/4/2017 4:58:00 AM)

    A huge and humble 100+++++ for this timely poem.
    Subhas

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (11/4/2017 4:57:00 AM)

    Peep through binoculars
    instead of through guns
    Shoot 'em' with cameras
    instead of weapons
    Thank you my dear poet for this nice message, the poem reflects your deep concern for the cute animals around us in this planet getting extinct every passing day.
    You have rendered a very subtle social message too to shoot them in the desired manner.
    I am overwhelmed at reading such a sensible poem from you.
    May God provide you the most pleasant poetic air around you so that you deliver to this world of poetry for years to come.
    Regards.
    Subhas

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (7/4/2017 7:42:00 PM)

    in poets notes: an apostrophe got poached i guess. ;)

    i too 'love' animals..............wild ones which are not gnawing or picking on my of course! but do we also stop lions from killing antelopes? or leopards from killing pythons? or perhaps an eagle from killing a peafowl? ?

    yes, 'animals' seem to kill mostly for food or protection, or so it seems. or for mates perhaps.

    and one definition of animals will include Homo sapiens/Humans! some animals i think kill for sport, e.g. 'house cats' which catch and 'play with' mice, grasshoppers and whatnot and often kill (i think) without eating the prey.

    i believe that humans and their ancestors killed for other than sport, or decorations, or shoes and handbags. now, for many humans, hunting is considered their right. and some animals, including fish, are managed for humans to kill as 'hunters'.and 'fishermen'.

    now, how about humans who go to their markets/grocery stores and buy dead animals or food containing parts of dead animals? ?

    i don't believe in God, but many do and my Christian church had in the Bible that 'men' were to use the Earth and its resources for their purposes (i believe that is at least partly accurate) .

    where does one draw the line? which animals are more important to protect, domestic chickens or birds-of-paradise? ? are any more 'important' than another? ?

    if polar bears become extinct, will the Earth fall apart? so many questions. but your poem does make your point very clear.

    as a kid i sometimes shot at birds, not really wanting to hit them of course, though i did at least three times. i cried once and buried the sparrow where my crime would not be noticed!

    now you see why i run out of time on the computer! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    bri :)

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  • Simone Inez HarrimanSimone Inez Harriman (7/3/2017 2:40:00 AM)

    I love the peering through binoculars and shooting with cameras. Very well penned important poem.

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  • Adilson PintoAdilson Pinto (7/2/2017 8:56:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem full of consciousness! Congratulations! ! !

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  • Akram SaqibAkram Saqib (7/2/2017 1:36:00 AM)

    Love for nature and wild life is quite evident. passionate narration i like it

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  • Robert Eckstein (2/27/2017 5:26:00 PM)

    Regarding Fauna's Lost And Found, taka a look a Pray For The Beasts I suppose we share some sentiments. RFE

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  • Laurie Van Der HartLaurie Van Der Hart (2/4/2017 10:03:00 PM)

    Well done for focusing attention on this sad but true topic. Very well written!

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  • Nasarudheen ParameswaranNasarudheen Parameswaran (10/13/2015 7:05:00 AM)

    I love this poem of grace and support to Nature.

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  • Darlene WalshDarlene Walsh (8/1/2015 3:21:00 PM)

    A very sad, and very true poem. The famous, and protected, lion Cecil was killed by an American dentist last week. I just read today that his brother Jericho, who has been protecting Cecil's cubs, was shot and killed today. I don't know why some people are so cruel?
    I wish more people would read, and learn from, such thoughtful poem's such as yours.

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