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“Wild Bison should be an integral part of America’s future,

Not just a relic of our distant past.”

 

Defenders of Wildlife

 

 

Music: All Is Gone

 

 

 

In North America, back in the early 1800s

Over 65 million Bison, roamed our vast plains

Soon, we began slaughtering them, by the millions

They were now near extinction, never to be seen again

 

Because of public pressure, the surviving few, got refuge

In one of our national parks, the magnificent Yellowstone

Here, they were to be protected, and allowed, to roam free

Over the years, I have often traveled to see them, in their home

 

But today, our national parks and public lands have been taken over

By special interest groups, like cattle ranchers and mining companies

Who our ‘leaders’ allow to dictate, how ‘our public lands’ will be used

Today, America’s wolves, wild horses, and these bison, are no longer free

 

In the last twenty years, we as a nation, have lost all respect for our treasures

Our own government, now helps special interest groups annihilate our wildlife

Today, we shoot them down from helicopters, and round them up for slaughter

Even though by our own laws, they are supposed to live free, devoid of all strife

 

Over five years ago, sixty-five of these once free roaming wild bison, were confined to a pen

But thankfully today, some Native Americans have agreed to give them a refuge and a home

This surviving group of wild bison that have now been relocated to the Fort Peck Reservation

Will hopefully get the freedom we promised them - a place of sanctuary, where they can roam

 

No Longer Welcome or Protected in Our National Parks, As They Are Supposed To Be,

Because Our Politicians and Special Interest Groups Object To Their Right To Live Free

 

 

And Now, Lawsuits Are Already Being Filed Against Their Presence On This Reservation,

Many Are Going To Great Lengths To Kill Off Everything ‘Wild’ Still Left In Our Nation

 

And One Sad Day Very Soon,

Everything Wild Will Be Gone

 

 

©April 2012, Mr. Ed

 

 

 

    


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Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/5/2012
So very, very sad *Mr Ed*
Gifts not appreciated!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/4/2012
The wild animals are nature's miracles. "All is Gone'
in our lifetime to rebuild the wild. Mr. Ed your
heart has shown so much love for animal life in your poem.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by John Domino 4/3/2012
Indians had it right. Some land should not be owned but shared just like the rest of the wild it is unatural to cut-off and section areas where the deer and antelope get run over. Amen!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/3/2012
"And One Sad Day Very Soon,

Everything Wild Will Be Gone"

And they will be shooting us! What can we do, besides writing to politicians,who really don't care? I'm keeping the situation in prayer!Thanks for caring as always, Ed!

love and blessings,
Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/3/2012
You speak directly of the stark truth, and honor nature with your poetry in hopes that the preciousness of these animals and of life will endure. Thank you, Ed, thank you.
Christine
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 4/3/2012
It will be a sad day for sure ... Most touching write, Ed ...
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/3/2012
We are worried, spending billions on possible terrorists, while the real fn, terrorists are sitting pretty, the ignorant, the greedy, the barons of land, of oil, and those in congress, etc, and of course the stupid, the mentally challenged virtual poops, don't know enough to care. Ask me who the real terrorists are, do we have to defend ourselves, as the natives had to, thank God they could still shot arrows, something the bison and others can't. What are we going to do Ed, I know there are some that care, you for instance, and best of all, you let people know, bless you so much! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 4/3/2012
We race headlong into our own demise.

~W~
Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/3/2012
A moving write and truly meaningful Laura
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 4/3/2012
My heartfelt thanks to those Native Americans. Thank goodness your 'leaders' didn't wipe them out too.
I'm with Annabel, we're not the most intelligent, we're just bullies.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/3/2012
Yep, all wild things will be gone & the world will be covered in cement with not a bit of land saved for anything other than humans...
Reviewed by pat medlin 4/3/2012
perfect wistfully sad music for a well said reminder...keep writing ed...your work in keeping these sad issues in front of sleeping lambs is so admirable
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/3/2012
...everything wild will be gone
and we'll be left with...?
the fake, the false, the pretentious
and all the glitzy shit we're so fond of;

keep up your great heart, Ed, i know it's not
easy, but for your own sake


john
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/3/2012
There's no end to humankind's ignorance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And yet they believe they're the superior species...the most intelligent.....PFTT!!!!

Anna
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/3/2012
powerful, timely, poignant, sob

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Where The Redwing Sings

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