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The Mother and the Babe

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Sunshine
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The Mother and the Babe


She had quite a lovely body
she stood a stance and line,
she lovingly carried her babe,
almost a full month nine.

But one early cool morning,
a bit before the time,
the babe it did come about
before the full month nine.

The mother was in deep distress,
her babe it did not move;
Melancholy it did sit in,
as if death it did behoove.

The mother stayed there by its side
she would not give up hope.
The father came and lingered there,
as if to help her cope.

Now if I were you,
I would shed a tear,
for the next part
of this story here.

The mother, a Hereford, did give birth,
the babe, disfigured, fell to earth;
the mother, she licked, and was quite forlorn,
she struggled over her dead babe born.

The father, black Angus, came around,
saw the babe upon the ground;
and in the way of bull and cow,
licked the mother's sorrowed brow.

I know that life here on this earth,
ends with death, begins with birth;
and feelings live in animals, do so believe,
and do not think just humans grieve.

İKRJ
Karilea Rilling Jungel
10 February, 2000



 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Sounds like bull to me....and good bull it is. I feel the same way. Good writing
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Okay, I know this is going to sound corny, but I was actually sheading a few tears by the end of the poem!  Great writing, and yes, i do believe that animals DO feel emotions, also.        

Bobbycat =^..^=


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3 posted 02-10-2000 09:58 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Awwww ! Sunshine-
I found your little heart
peeking out of this one.  

I concur with your findings.
Even the tiniest of animals feel
the loss of another and they also seek
to comfort.

JUST A WONDERFUL LOOK AT LOVE !
~*Marge*~



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Animals also grieve the death of humans. They are not aware of the death but the absence of the person. Yep, I think animals have a degree of feeling. Nice description of their feelings.
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I love the way you told this tale...nicely done. And yes, animals do grieve.
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Thank you everyone.  Even though Balladeer wanted to cast light on this, I can tell even he was touched a little.  I argued [hundreds of years ago] with my psychology teacher that animals have feelings...can communicate...and I STILL think I'm right.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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I agree with you totally, Sunshine - Not all animals show it - Dogs in particular, however, are quite obvious about their emotions. You know when they're happy, sad, angry... etc... Anyone who thinks otherwise has never spent much time with a dog..

Nicely done, btw...
 
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