“As The Snow Falls”

“As The Snow Falls”

As the snow falls

And the wind blows

They walk.

 

As the crow calls

And the trees bow

They squawk.

 

Interrupted…

Shots fired…

Mother down.

 

As the mother falls

And the babies cry

They gawk.

 

As the father brawls

And his eyes aglow

Their shock.

 

Panicked…

Another round…

Father down.

 

As the children crawl

And the parents go

They stand tall.

 

As the night befalls

And the hunter’s repose

They stall.

 

Eyes wide open…

Shots fired…

Eyes wide closed.

 

 

The poem, “As The Snow Falls” was written with families in mind.  No one knows until the end of the poem that there is a family of animals, personified in such a way that one might think humans, and not animals, were being attacked.  The point of writing in this way is to show the reader that all living beings feel love, pain, fear, etc. whether they are a person or an animal.  The use of common literary devices, such as rhyme, repetition, etc., are present while I used my own freestyle in order to get the point across that no one is superior to anyone else.  My recent inspiration was from seeing some deer walking with their children right in my neighborhood, peacefully, on the sidewalk, and in single file, just like people.  The poem could be applied to any type of animal such as squirrels, bears, birds, elk, groundhogs, etc.

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I used the featured photo from Freerange Stock’s website in order to show the plight of the siblings.

 

 

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I began this website as a way to showcase that going vegan is easy, cost-effective, delicious, and most importantly, fun. No animal has to suffer or die for a meal. Since the age of four, I have not eaten meat. I learned at a young age that the family puppy shared the same types of emotions as wild animals and farm animals. I never thought that it was okay to exploit them. Twelve years ago, I gave up cheese, not knowing the suffering through which cows had gone. I am dedicated to the vegan lifestyle, animal advocacy, and in furthering the social justice movements for all people, animals, and the planet. I am pleased to announce that since this blog began in 2014, there are many more vegan businesses from restaurants, a fully vegan shopping center, a school that only serves vegan food, and a vegan medical center. Although I have no affiliation with them, I feel that it is noteworthy to say that the movement is growing, and I hope to see the property status of animals one day change to acknowledge them as "persons," not things.

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