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To Cry For

Story ID:7748
Written by:bobby o'neill mitchum (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Phenix City Alabama U.S.A.
Year:2012
Person:Self
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Cry for the Tiger
as he tries to survive
cry for all things
so free and so wild.

And cry for the Wolf
who struggles to live
in a world filled with man
who an inch will not give.

A world made by Men
who hunt for the thrill
then hardly has need
for that which he kills.

Cry for the Grizzle Bear
that lives in the hills
He has roamed there for ages
and He roams there still.

Cry for our Earth
She has rudely been shorn
of most of her wilderness
with which she was born.

Cry for Her Oceans
the Mother of all life
so sick and ill now
and under great strife.

Yet Man still plunders
this world He calls home
and he refuses to see
that He is all alone.
Bob Mitchum