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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
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Author: Sydney Fong

Hi, I am Sydney, a Singaporean. Making a living as an Architectural Illustrator, visionary. My blog entails categories of my interest, joy, upheaval of life and its destiny. Every post has its own characteristic. It conveys a story of its own, and the life of its owner.

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

  1. 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.

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

    Toad

  3. 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

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

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

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

      • 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.

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

      • 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.

      • 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    • 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

  9. Thank you for stopping by and the following.

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