(Dedicated to a thoughtful neighbourly world – Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com)
We build home on the ground -
Kill cockroaches, snails, slugs, mice as pests!
We log forest make farm lands -
Rabbits, deer, gypsy moths, birds become pests!
We destroy wilderness for farm animals -
Bears, wolfs, mountain lions are new pests!
We fish with trawlers sweeping ocean bed -
Seagulls, pelicans, sharks are beachside pests!
We form cities housing millions -
Open ground rats, crows are now scavenger pests!
People move to suburbs, build fenced yards -
Grazing deer, racoons become neighbourhood pests!
People find new continent with pristine nature -
Survive with food and drinks in native shelter -
Enjoy honest hospitality and free culture -
Only to treat natives as pests in convenient future!
Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada;