I Was Happy To See The Poor Thing Die… - Poem by Rajesh Thankappan
I was happy to see the poor thing die
A natural death, thought the creature in question was a mere fly-
Had I seen it when it was buzzing and alive
I would have just swatted it without batting an eye.
So many things dwell in nature and with us beside
We encroach into their lives, they too into our lives tide,
We both are thus into each other’s lives entwined and tied
Though not harmoniously and yet we live side by side.
The fly I saw die was certainly a lucky guy
And this I am not saying merely as a ruse or on the sly,
So many creatures on crossing our path get trampled and die
And our ears are deaf to their stifled earthly cry.
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