Friday, March 29, 2013

IGWRT's Transforming Friday "Wanted"


Wanted

Like fingerprints
uniquely designed,
our hides hunted

like criminals,
condemned,

regardless
no felony committed.

Margaret Bednar, March 29, 2013


This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "Transforming Friday's" with Hannah.  Todays food for thought is the Savannah.  I have a busy weekend and a full house ahead, as I'm sure most of us do.  So excited to have the whole family under one roof!

The above vidoe I found on Skywriting's blog.  Kerry O'Connor lives in Africa and the Savannah is a short distance outside her back door.

Who KNEW Mama Zen's "Poe-etics" would last this long... My poems keep having a dark and dreary twist after the exercise of a few days ago!

Happy Easter, everyone.

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you have gone to the dark side. :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Yes, Margaret! We poets must be the voices of those who cannot speak. You message is powerful, and raises awareness of the plight of wild animals.

Hannah said...

Dark is important to be voiced...I'm so glad you did. I love this:

"Like fingerprints
uniquely designed,"

Excellent, Margaret, thank you for writing for TF!

Kay L. Davies said...

We do treat them like criminals, don't we, just as men of one color have killed men of another color because of a lie disguised as justice.
Sigh.
Humanity's inhumanity continues through the ages, with no real end in sight.
K

Sherry Blue Sky said...

OMG!!!!! How had I not found this video before? I ADORE IT, it is now my fave. Thanks, Margaret, for speaking for the animals. I did the same. I LOVE Hannah's Transforming Fridays! My fave prompts!

Sigh - regardless, no felony committed. So true, and not just towards animals, either. Women, kids, the environment.....argh!

Jeanne said...

What an amazing Black and White of this giraffe and zebra! Love it!

Heaven said...

What a great voice on behalf of the animals Margaret ~ And love that black and white photo, stunning ~

Rosie Grey said...

What a stunning photo, Margaret - it looks fantastic in black and white!

Mary said...

Your words speak loudly here, Margaret, and your message important.

hedgewitch said...

Sometimes the short ones say it all. Stark, true, and great metaphor with the fingerprints, unique as the stripes, the DNA of wild things. Enjoy your family get-together, Margaret.

Susie Clevenger said...

It is not how many words we write, but we we say with them. You have spoken so much...given a voice to these beautiful creatures.

girlwiththepen1118 said...

Nature always astounds the soul whether they're similarities are always unique ! Loved the photography as well dear~ Easter joy, to you all!

Fireblossom said...

That's a remarkable photograph, Margaret. Do you EVER take a bad one?!?

Isn't that video amazing?

The animals are blameless, and yet they pay such a price for simply being in contact with human idiocy.

Ella said...

I love your message and true we do need to speak up! I did a different approach...I love yours~ :D