Lessons from the Animal Kingdom

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Lessons from the Animal Kingdom

Animals never have the threat of atomic or nuclear wars. They have disagreements, definitely. But, I have never heard of a territorial group of elephants fighting other elephants. When has a pride of lions fought the hippos for territory? Aside from a few exceptions, animals just exist. They don’t worry about money, or material possessions. They don’t worry about aging. They don’t diet, because they always eat just enough. They don’t have to pay for their entertainment, they create their own games. Yes, they hunt and kill. But, they only hunt what is necessary for their own survival. Animals don’t pollute. All of their waste is biodegradable. They know how to relax. They care for their young, but, they let them grow and become adults, as well. They understand when it is time for one of their own to die. They let it happen, and seem to understand that it is a part of life.

We are supposed to be the more intelligent species. Where did we go wrong? When will remember that we are just another animal that inhabits this wonderful planet, earth? I hope we do, before it is too late.

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Dolphin Hero

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Dolphin Hero

Dolphin Hero

A dolphin saved the world today.
It saw that it was drowning.
It whispered a prayer and dove
To the depths of darkness.
The world floated deeper
While it was following
Towards the bottomless abyss
Would it be missed?
The dolphin screeched and summonsed
Its school of oceanic friends.
Together
They pulled the world up by its straps.
The world rose to the surface gasping for air.
“Thank you, dear dolphin!”, cried the world.
But, the dolphin, simply was not there.
The dolphin wanted no fanfare.
Finally, the world cared.