14) A song for your own sake (1)

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Elephant Show
Elephant Show (Photo credit: MaeTaengElephantPark)

Why are you tearing, my dearest elephant?

Isn’t it for winning a big applause from the live audience?

You know boogie, you know art painting and basketball tossing.

And you should be happy and in high spirits.

Rather than tangle and muddle, starving in the jungle

And this is for your own good.

To leave your mother at childhood

So that you can learn how to entertain from young age

All these is for your own sake

That is what they rake

Peacock Show
Peacock Show (Photo credit: audi_insperation)

Why are you tearing, my dearest peacock?

Isn’t it for winning a big applause from the live audience?

You know fan dancing and catwalk, turning here and there doing all sides walk

And you should be happy and in high spirits

Rather than waiting to be fed by strangers in your own niche

And this is for your own good

To leave the lonely park

Performing your fan dancing art

All these is for your own sake

That is what they rake

Cock fighting
Cock fighting (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why are you tearing, my dearest fowl?

Isn’t it for winning a big applause from the live audience?

You know how to fly and do Thai boxing

And you should be happy and in high spirits

Rather than searching food in the poor village

And this is for your own good

To be a good fighter and front-line protector

So that people get cheer up and thrill to see you being a terminator

All these is for your own sake

That is what they rake

English: NOAA agent counting confiscated shark...
English: NOAA agent counting confiscated shark fins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why are you tearing, my dearest silver lining shark?

Isn’t it for winning a big applause from the grand dinning hall?

You know the way to please our taste bud and fill up our deep stomach

And you should be happy and in high spirits

Rather than being a bloody flesh-eating machine, you ended up in fine dinning

And this is for your own good

To be a first class cuisine just to sacrifice your fins

So that people can boost their ego and swank their image

All these is for your own sake

Too bad, that is what they rake

35 thoughts on “14) A song for your own sake (1)

    reflectionsonlifethusfar said:
    October 11, 2012 at 1:51 am

    OMG, that last picture in particular was especially sad. All those sharks killed for their fins! I am against animals being exploited for humans’ entertainment and consumption.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 11, 2012 at 2:16 am

      The saddest things is that we can against it but we can’t stop it, thanks for stopping by at this hour, for me I have to greet you good morning, is 2am now,let cheers for the day!

        reflectionsonlifethusfar said:
        October 11, 2012 at 2:19 am

        Thanks :) It’s only Wednesday 15:19 where I’m at. Good day! :D

        linesbylinda said:
        October 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

        I agree, I will chher for you as you cheer for me, love your writing

        Sydney Fong responded:
        October 17, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        :)- AddGrainOnEarth

    Nafees said:
    October 11, 2012 at 2:30 am

    I hate hen fighting

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 11, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      yes. me too :)

        Nafees said:
        October 11, 2012 at 10:40 pm

        cool :)

        Sydney Fong responded:
        October 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        you are most welcome!

    Toad said:
    October 11, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Reblogged this on thisoldtoad and commented:
    I really dig this Bloggers post they are well thought-out and organized.

    Toad

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 11, 2012 at 9:03 am

      thank you Toad, I really appreciate your praise, cheers!

    Cathy Ulrich said:
    October 11, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Sydney,
    All are sad. Shark finning maybe the worst as it is driving the species to extinction. And without the large predators in the food chain, the balance in the oceans deteriorates quickly.
    Cathy

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

      That why I put it in the last, to have a punch effect, and hope you guys can feel their pain. thanks for stopping by Cathy ,see you!

    YellowCable said:
    October 11, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Seem like no other choices and thus doing it for your own sake. Sad indeed.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

      yes, by killing someone in order to survive, sigh…….

    Doggy's Style said:
    October 11, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Poor defenseless animals.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      yes, they are so poor thing!

    Claire O'Brien said:
    October 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    This broke my heart. I can’t read it again – but I will never forget it.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      you have to read another post, thanks for stopping by,I wish you be well and happy!

        Claire O'Brien said:
        October 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm

        Oh, I will, for sure! Stop by, I mean.
        As for being well and happy .. hmm, that’s a a pretty radical concept. I’m not sure if it’s allowed in this country during presidential elections. I’ll have to check with the American government in case the US Dept. of Homeland Security has ruled unauthorized happines a threat to the American Way.
        Ha, ha! Seriously, though – thank-you very much for stopping by my blog and giving me a Like. I’ll be back for sure – I’m following you now.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        October 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm

        you are so humourous! is just like me to be a happy person in local you need to go thru many authorities, LOL, cheers!

        Claire O'Brien said:
        October 12, 2012 at 8:17 am

        Ha! Ha! I agree that I’m hilarious. Alas – if only the rest of the world were as wise as you and I.
        It’s always been good to know that I can make myself laugh -and now, thanks to WordPress, I’m lucky to have the chance to make a few others laugh.
        Now, laugh! And that’s an order from the West.

        I’ve HAVE heard that Singapore is pretty strict about the social order. That’s no good. But you can take national pride in this: at least Singapore isn’t sneaky, like the US, which denies democracy to many of its citizens, while telling the rest of the world what to do.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        October 12, 2012 at 9:44 am

        is the same apply anywhere, is all about who is the biggest liar in the world, well i always try to laugh it over the unpleasant issue, the more you do that the more lucky you are! Claire, thanks for stooping by, have a good day!

    Martinicity said:
    October 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Well written poems Sydney. I felt the punch at the end with the poor sharks. The accompanying music is great too, it’s really just long enough to read the poem. Nicely done.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      i got another punch coming, I feel a sorry for putting up a sad article, but I even feel more deeply sad for them, thanks for stopping, let cheers!

        Martinicity said:
        October 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm

        Great keep em coming. The article isn’t too sad, just real.

    mindfulness4now said:
    October 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Sad but too true.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      yes, we are so ignorant and selfishness, I always feel so sad when helpless feeling conquer my heart. thanks for dropping by,see you around!

    BohemianMamma said:
    October 13, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Great post. Luckily there is improvement in a some areas, for instance in my country the use of animals in circuses is no longer slowed. But I really hope all those babysteps are not too little too late.

      BohemianMamma said:
      October 13, 2012 at 4:52 am

      *allowed* :-)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

      That is good news! As a Blogger,my job is to sound it out and hope people can receive it.Whether right or wrong, there is no clear definition.
      Thanks for your feed back, see you!

    Charron's Chatter said:
    October 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    what a unique approach to the saddest of issues. It warms my heart to know others care so passionately. I wish folks like us ran the world….Greenpeace would be HUGE! Beautiful poem with a powerful message.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      I have limited strength to water this sandy field, hope each of you by adding one grain on each day, the world will turn greener and liveable, thanks for dropping by – AddGrainOnEarth

    Md. Alsanda said:
    October 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Thank you for stopping by and the following.

    Blog of the Week: Add Grain On Earth | martinicity said:
    November 10, 2012 at 1:41 am

    […] skillfully employs personification and allows us to hear from anything from bridges and statues to shark fins cut for soup. He’s quite prolific , sometimes posting twice a day, yet all the pieces are lovely works of […]

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