The Silverback Gorilla

A silverback gorilla adheres
to the laws of nature, of three hundred years,
living out to the fullest, of his life’s span,
avoiding all the dangers of man.

In the jungles of the hills
the gorilla is grounded.
Beasts among the trees,
they are bounded.
They are brutal strength,
though gentle enough
to hold a baby in their arms,
to love, and cradle, and keep from harm.

Beneath the blue sky, and sun, and rain that falls,
only a few are remaining among them all.
They are beautiful, proud, and can be feared.
But understand, they are a creation revered.

We protect to keep the remaining alive.
But who knows how long the few will survive?
Remember, the world, for us to roam,
was not just ours, alone. It is also their home
and right to live.
Live out their whole life, live and be,
created by God, created to be free.

A silverback gorilla adheres
to the laws of nature, of three hundred years,
living out to the fullest, his life’s span,
avoiding all the dangers of man.

Todays best new poem was written by Lysa Schuler.

 

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