Friday, June 01, 2012

Murder most foul

I witnessed a murder today
from my bedroom window,
there was nothing I could do
but watch
as the henchmen
cruelly cut short a life
in cold blood.
I didn’t know what to do,
nobody asked for my statement.
No candles were lighted for the departed soul,
no TV channel or newspaper
reported the passing.

How is it, that though
the right to life of unborn babies
is protected by “pro-life” activists,
Though we are asked to think twice
before making an animal our food,
Though pleas are made for
the most devilish criminals on death roll,
Nobody gives a damn
when a tree is felled?

I watched
as motorists stopped a moment,
and carefully avoided the wizened-
but falling-
branches, cursing the roadblock it caused.
As the birds
circled the sky above the ground
where the tree once stood.
As the workers,
wiping sweat from their faces,
swiftly cut the trunk & branches
into neat long pieces
to be sold somewhere.
As the children
coming back from school
excitedly plucked flowers from the chopped branches,
finally within their reach.
As the axes
went chop, chop, chop
about their work
till it was made sure
that the tree would never grow back again.

Yes, I am a tree-hugging hippie.

And if you look at this from a really oblique angle, I’m also thumbing my nose at all those “vegan” people who go, “How can you shed innocent blood for your food?”
“What, that lettuce you’re munching into was arrested for manslaughter??”


  1. ouch. sexy poem bacchi. and its good to be a tree hugging hippie. just dont hug a man eating tree or sumthn. the planet needs people like u. i think... :P

    1. Thanks da macha. Of course the planet needs more awesomeness. :P
      And how random is that man-eating tree reference? Did you meet the Whomping Willow, by any chance?

  2. I'm not judging but I heard that tree was a bit of a paedo, kept looking up children's skirts.

    1. No, really? Now I have to check a tree's cred before writing an obituary-thingamajig for it?
      But still, it didn't deserve to be put down. Or at least as long as the mannequin/vermin masquerading as our prez is allowed to live.

  3. ahhh!! =D been ages since i visited ur blog. thanks for this!

    1. :))
      Y u no update your blog, huh??