The Animal...

The Animal...

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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October poetry number twelve- Are we caged-up and we don't know it.

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The animal.

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
"Who is the real loser in a war? Is there a winner?"


The prisoners may seem weak and controlled.   Their hope and their memory allowed the energy to endure great pain. Sometime the table can be turned. Will the prisoner serve the same medicine or forgive?

Revolution can backfire. When you destroy a structure build with old skills and honor. The new leaders maybe be weak and lack building skills and honor. A land can fall backwards and take decades to rebuild.

Children, woman and old people pay for the greed of war. Powerful countries don’t account for the dead civilians, cities or human rights. If the meek don’t stand together. They will fall and die together.

Coyote


“War is man’s sin. ”    John Denver


“Trouble no man about his religion-respect him in his view of the Great Spirit, and demand that of him that he respect yours. Treat with respect such things as he hold sacred. Do not force your religion on anyone. ”           Wabasha and Red Jacket, Seneca.


“May the great spirit keep watch over you and protect you always. ”                  Yellowtail.


The animal…


Feeling like wild animal, locked up in a cage.

I want to escape, but I can’t go over the wall. The damn wall.

I walk back and forth, till I sit and scream out.

No-one hear me or want to hear the screams.

They enjoy watching the beast transferred to a coma state.

They praise themselves, they have re-trained and killed another free and brave spirit.

But the beast is watching. Waiting.

I had saved my last bit of strength. I will kill the master.

and will eat their flesh slowly. Ensure they know the pain I have learned.

I will pray for one good shot of a rifle.

To free me from this cage.


Coyote

1982

© 2021 Coyote Poetry


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If there is one things I have learned in my life, it is that peace is not possible on this earth. I awake every day, ready to wage war. But I understand the longing for peace, and how to have peace in my heart even when I have to fight. I think you are idealistic, dear Coyote, and I shed that skin long ago. But treating each other with respect? Absolutely. There is much too little of that going on these days.

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Coyote Poetry

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I was idealistic dear Zoe. A very old poem. Written in the eighties and had the same meaning today. .. read more



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If there is one things I have learned in my life, it is that peace is not possible on this earth. I awake every day, ready to wage war. But I understand the longing for peace, and how to have peace in my heart even when I have to fight. I think you are idealistic, dear Coyote, and I shed that skin long ago. But treating each other with respect? Absolutely. There is much too little of that going on these days.

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Coyote Poetry

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I was idealistic dear Zoe. A very old poem. Written in the eighties and had the same meaning today. .. read more
By caging the beast they are turning it into the fiercest of killer's. I thought of Afghanistan and the takeover by the Taliban. Women now with no freedom.. Girls who can't have an education. The oppression of women and the cruel punishments of religious zealots beggar's belief. The economy is in ruins and there will be mass starvation. There is no food. All for what? So much wisdom in your thoughts dear friend.

Chris

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Coyote Poetry

3 Weeks Ago

I pray for the children and women of Afghanistan. Who can save them? Scary world my dear friend. Tha.. read more
Chris Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Yes, they are in my thoughts too. Back in medieval ideology.
I'm reading this right after reading John the Baptist's "Theologies" where he states something to this effect . . . I don't believe in anything (theologically) enuf to wage war over it". You two seem to be on the same wavelength for my reading trajectory this morning (((HUGS)))

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Coyote Poetry

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A old poem written in the eighties. Same meanings today dear Margie. Thank you for reading and the c.. read more
dear John... I have relatives and friends who were in a War...
they never are an Innocent bystander. I have been an intricate part of soothing "wounded hearts"...
which is a large part of Life. We stand at the Cross Roads of despair... and we need to encourage each other and our brothers and sisters "by heart". Most soldiers have their own PTSD and so would we.. if we had been there. We presume that our Wars were to fight Evil and to Save our Country and it's Constitution.
However, the World is at the Mercy of Evil... and the Leaders who are involved in spreading Evil have themselves been Captured by the Evil perpetuated by the Devil himself that was cast out of Heaven.
It is part of all Faiths and Beliefs. The people making wrong decisions have been thrown into a Evil way of destroying what our Country has taken many years to achieve... in my opinion and perhaps others feel the same. Pat


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The world is changing dear Pat. Good or bad. Right and wrong. We can blow-up your country and you wi.. read more
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Well the beast is always watching and it hears too, but doesn't want to come out of the cage...
It is ashamed that everyone watches but not wanting to help out....


Feeling like wild animal, locked up in a cage.
I want to escape, but I can’t go over the wall. The damn wall.
I walk back and forth, till I sit and scream out.
No-one hear me or want to hear the screams.

(Love this part so much, very well written)

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Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

Thank you my dear friend. We need to know freedom and teach our children. To dodge prisons and cages.. read more
The entire philosophy of Jihad is to kill those who do not submit. Those who submit are slaves. Those who do not are killed. Patrick Henry said, Give me liberty or give me death. The problem with those set on global domination is that "liberty" is not an option with them, only death. The choice then remains of armed resistance or death. The soliloquy of Shakespeare's Macbeth said it quite plainly:
"To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep,
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to: 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause—there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th'oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of dispriz'd love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th'unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovere'd country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry
And lose the name of action."


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Fabian G. Franklin

1 Month Ago

Actually, it was under the Carter administration that the CIA armed the Mujahideen in Afghanistan du.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

Vietnam. How many 17 years die? V'NAM CASUALTIES BY AGE - ENLISTED. ARMY Age 17-19-- 5560 (16.5) 17-.. read more
Fabian G. Franklin

1 Month Ago

My brother was in Vietnam. My brother-in-law was there too. It was a senseless war. The Bible says i.. read more
I don't know if war is Man's sin, but war is horrible. Doesn't matter if it is an inside battle/war or not, I can still feel it all.

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Coyote Poetry

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Lady K. War is man's sin. USA spend 20% of budget on war and people in the USA and world are going h.. read more
Lady K.

1 Month Ago

all i know is war is sad
Quite a departure here from your love poems. I think we all can agree on condemning war (for all the good it will do us). The quotes from the native philosophers advocate nicely for respect and spirituality. The last entry is more ominous. It comes across as a warning to those who would dominate the human spirit. If such goes on too long, something else will emerge, and it won't be pleasant.

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Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

I agree my friend. I hope we learn to get along. If we don't. Our world will be in great trouble soo.. read more
Your writing is timely. I was just sitting here thinking of people like this. I have often felt like this.
" No-one hear me or want to hear the screams. They enjoy watching the beast transferred to a coma state. They praise themselves, they have re-trained and killed another free and brave spirit." how sad and pathetic these people must be.
Your writing is good as always and has an old sage quality to it.

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Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

Thank you my kind friend. When we learn. We are locked-up. Maybe we can escape?
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The price of war goes on. Like an animal caged, one feels and is trapped in many ways. Thanks for sharing.

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Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Melinda. I appreciate your comment.

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