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Endangered Species by Anthony Cronin

on March 2, 2014

My Dad sent me this today – thought I’d share it:

Say goodbye to the Bengal Tiger
Cheerio to the Polar Bear
The next time you muse upon either
It simply may not be there.

And spare a wave for the Walrus
Perched on a rock on the sea
A great fat flippered-fellow
Who has almost ceased to be.

Not to mention the Scarlet Macaw
Who can live to be sixty five
And be put in a cage to say(how -do-you do)
If he is lucky enough to survive.

In fifteen years the Elephant
The philosopher of the wild
Will only exist in the Zoo or Circus
Patient ,sapient,mild.

And the wild Asses of Africa
Who stamped their hooves on the ground
Before Solomon saw Sheba
May noy anywhere be found.

Nor the Bird of Paradise so named
Because only heavenly birth
Could account for a plumage so lovely
That it had no place on Earth

Anthony Cronin is an Irish poet from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford


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