South Africa's Wild

South Africa's Wild

A Poem by G. K. Bostic

A Sonnet inspired by recent travels


In Africa's Limpopo province lies

the Waterberg with its vast mountain range

where moon of white shines clear in daytime skies

revealing animals both grand and strange.


I watch the herds of wildebeests who roam

Savannas… kudu searching crags to feed…

as I forget the stress of news from home

and watch them guard against the cheetah’s speed


While other beasts must slaughter to survive,

man's acts of murder, theft, and rape are due

to greed and hate.  So now I find that I've

a simple question I must pose to you.


Which are more savage... acts of African

wild beasts of prey, or is it unctuous man?

© 2012 G. K. Bostic

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You make a very valid point, and one that's ever so pertinent to today's events. In many ways, animals are better people than we are.

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G. K. Bostic
G. K. Bostic


Retired Special Education Teacher & Supervisor, Writer of poetry and Nanowrimo novel, wife, mother, grandmother, and lover of country. I can be found at Update: Since I wrote this .. more..

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