WE JUST DON’T SEE IT

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WE JUST DON’T SEE IT

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:38 pm

Will they still be here after the cull? Doesn't bear thinking about them being killed :cry:


WE JUST DON’T SEE IT …. Maureen Clifford © The #ScribblyBarkPoet



Beneath a soft sky grazing, on a hillside wildflower strewn
are a mob of Aussie brumbies wild and free
for the moment anyway, who knows what the future holds
and there’s some who say that what will be will be.
Why are some folks so accepting, don’t they see how it is wrong
to presume we have more right to life than these
gentle brumby herds out grazing – their family groups are strong
and they’re causing harm to no one as you see.



There’s a little colt there with them – a cremello – a wild child.
A blue-eyed wee heart stealer of a chap.
Does he not deserve tomorrow? Is he not worthy of life?
Should he be shot down or enticed to a trap?
On the hillside blackened fingers point the way to heaven’s gate -
they’re the remnants left behind by bushfires blast.
The fires that stole so many of our much-loved brumby herds,
souls destroyed and decimated in the past.



Mother Nature healed the earth again, she covered fragile bones
in green grasses and bright wildflowers from her store
she encouraged germination of the smallest fragile seeds
and nurtured saplings upwards to explore.
The Mother lives in harmony – it’s something mothers do
around the world – it’s known as nurturing.
They bring life forth in pain and then attend to all its needs
and repudiate the thought of murdering.



We only have one earth and that one earth we all must share.
A concept that’s not hard to understand.
No living being on this earth has more rights than another.
We were all once part of Gondwanaland.
We destroy at our peril, other species on our earth,
as we decimate our land, pollute our seas.
poison our soils and forests – we are killing of ourselves
and our arrogance will bring us to our knees...
There are none so blind as those that will not see.
9.3.2024
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Re: WE JUST DON’T SEE IT

Post by alongtimegone » Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:50 am

“Beneath a soft sky grazing, on a hillside wildflower strewn” What a lovely intro into a sad topic. Why are some folks accepting? I think Aussies overall would think it wrong but that’s if they thought of it at all. I don’t think it’s in our awareness. Has the culling had much air? A beautifully written and sensitive poem Maureen. I’m off to the internet to educate myself about the culling.
Wazza

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Re: WE JUST DON’T SEE IT

Post by Ron » Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:09 am

I certainly agree with Wazza there Maureen, beautifully written words on a sensitive subject.
It is such a sad situation and they think 'out of sight, out of mind', but the pictures tell a much different story. And just what will be the result of the cull.
Well done.
Ron

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Re: WE JUST DON’T SEE IT

Post by Catherine Lee » Tue Mar 26, 2024 3:00 pm

Another beautiful and very sad poem about the brumbies, Maureen. It seems unbelievable to me that this culling continues, and it really is heartbreaking. Like Wazza, I'd be interested to know if this is "in your faces" on national TV and in newspapers over there on a regular basis or if it doesn't get much air time at all...

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Re: WE JUST DON’T SEE IT

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Sun Apr 14, 2024 1:28 pm

Thank you all for your support and kind comments - sadly a large area of the Kosciouszko NP has now been closed to the public for 7 months to allow the cull to take place with no prying eyes of Joe Blow public around to report or take videos of the killings. It is a very sad day for Australia IMO. these are OUR horses running in OUR park and I don't recall any Australianbeing asked whether or not they wanted this to happen. There are better ways.
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