Luis Gil de la Puente

Rookie - 327 Points (Palencia-Spain)

Survival Of The Fittest - Poem by Luis Gil de la Puente

Dovecots are about fo fall down.
Greyhounds die hanging
from the trees
and dogs chase deer
Until shot dead.

Pork keeps getting cheaper,
More abundant, tastier,
High fat diet.
Pigs overfed on garbage
live unconciously,
produce noise
and defecate at will.

Toads in held up,
polluted waters,
belch and reproduce
happily adapted
to their environment.

Snakes creep,
they move unseen,
they hiss their misery
when they perceive
the prey
they kill
Silence remains.

Discretion is required,
Cooperation is welcome,
Docility, please.

the order of truth
moves forward.

Comments about Survival Of The Fittest by Luis Gil de la Puente

  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (9/20/2008 2:31:00 PM)

    ... a fine composition indeed! no waste of words. neat and clean.......10+ (Report)Reply

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  • Will Barber (9/6/2008 5:49:00 PM)

    A bleak picture, but of poetic worth. You draw upon a great tradition, updated for these times. - Will (Report)Reply

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  • Sidi Mahtrow (4/7/2007 9:32:00 AM)

    Tis not survival of which you speak
    Rather, it's adaptation in the bleak
    Working world we inhabit
    Continuing, as if by habit.

    Animals, dumb creatures that we are
    Exist as if we have no care,
    It's 'root hog, or you'll die'
    Free range or in a sty,
    Adaptation is the daily bread
    To which we all are wed.

    That's the truth to which we abide
    In the comic world of de Sade.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 11, 2011

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