For whatever reason
For villagers to collectively agree
To catch and kill a primate
and leave it hanging on a tree
and watch it’s final moments
Swinging around and around
Hearing children chuckling
and dogs there on the ground

In Telengana Hydrabad
Such vile brutality
In an old teak forest
In Vemsoor
It feels to me
The moroseness and the lack of pity
Intolerant evil men
Heartless and unrelenting
For the bard to put his pen

To create a fitting apology
For a dear friend who was lost
They can be no forgiveness
The monkeys final cost
Was death, it’s fear so evident
The wrongness that I saw
Such awful criminality
On what was just a poor

Helpless primate, who also
Had a heart and had a soul
Who suffered at your filthy hands
You out of control
To have gained so much irreverence
For a creature of the wild
Listening to the mockery
For someone else’s child

It sicken me to realise
There are people like you
Walking past me in The street
Who havent got a clue
The miracle was that monkey
Made my gods fair hand
And you an unworthy human
I just don’t understand

Watching the monkey suffer
With no way to get free
Big men with your rotten sticks
Laughing sadistically
It was a heinous crime
Just So grossly Wrong
And one hopes you pay the ultimate price
For you certainly don’t belong

On this earth

Inspired by a posting by Rupali Chanhan

2 comments on “Monkey

  1. Rupali Chauhan on said:

    Tyler you’re such a wonderful person . Genuinely this poem move my heart … Each word revealing the reality of this world . Need more people like you . God bless you ❤️

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