(Dedicated to an healthy conscious world co-existing peacefully – Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com)Why They Fight? Dying Vegetarian World Homey>
My fully feathered female lovebird Krishna
Went out of home with male partner Dhruva
Cutting window net with their beak in the rear
As I was mowing lawn in the height of the summer!
Soon it became dusk; night came even faster!
Disappointed without knowing their whereabouts
I went around neighbor’s lawn and yards
Calling their names and hoping they are safe under cover!
Morning came ending my nightmare!
I started searching in nearby woods and graveyard!
An elderly woman stopped by curious of my search effort
Told me, ‘Son be careful, predators are everywhere’!
When her niece’s cat was missing in the middle of the night
She searched the neighborhood with torchlight
Only to find her dearest loving pussy cat
Hanging from the mouth of a cougar, bigger cat!
I asked her, what’s for dinner?
She replied, ‘Steak and ribs, cabbage sweet and sour’!
I asked again what is for your dog?
She replied, ‘Tender chicken legs and pork chops’.
I asked, finally, what her niece’s cat had for dinner?
She answered with worrisome smile, ‘Chunky beef and tuna’!
I reminded her as we bade good bye –
Must be careful of some predators in disguise
Feasting on million pounds of Afghan-Iraqi flesh!
She wondered, “Aren’t they killing insurgents?”!
Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel/Fax: 250-412-2897;