Denis Martindale

The Thinker... - Poem by Denis Martindale

The chimpanzee was in deep thought
Reflecting on the loss,
One of his friends had just been caught
And travelled far across,
Now as the slave of all Mankind,
No more to be as free,
No more another friend to find,
Forever more lonely...

The chimpanzee that still remained,
Had seen the capture made,
He screeched aloud, yet nothing gained
And thus saw all hopes fade...
His friend screeched too, as in a rage
He'd never known before,
As he was trapped inside a cage
As two men slammed the door...

And as time past, the two friends wept,
Their friendship torn apart,
Yet both had dreams each time they slept
That somehow soothed each heart...
They never saw good times ahead,
But memories bless the brain,
Reflecting on the lives they led,
The thinker thinks again...

Denis Martindale, copyright September 2015.

Poem based on a magnificent wildlife painting,
by artist Stephen Gayford. Google-search
gayfordgallery and 'Stephen Gayford poetry'.

Topic(s) of this poem: animals

Form: Prose Poem

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 19, 2015

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