Life was rough
for hours we stalked, waited
then after a real skillful hunt
we could get our prey
then there were so many mouths..
then they came
in dozens and dozens
unlike a deer or zebra
they did not ran when we roared
alas! the joy did not last
we were branded monsters
and our whole population
almost wiped out
the lands where we roamed
are now their cattle ground
we perish, they alone survive
and they call us bloodthirsty monsters
I love the movie “The ghost and the darkness”, it is the story of two man-eater lions that terrorized a railway bridge building company’s workers.
They did tried to say that they were evil, but no matter how hard I try I feel sad for the men they devoured but feel equally sad when those two majestic creatures were gunned down.
They were just hungry creatures who went for the easy kill. Why label them?
On a wicked thought, it would have been nice though if they were actually evil and more of them became so… that would have brought some balance to man:other living beings ratio.