Poetry by Patricia Walter - Are The Animals Lost In A Mist

Are the animals lost in a mist,
a great mist of ignorance and power?
Has man’s great lust for money and wealth,
blinded him from life on this earth?
Life given by God, to be cherished and loved,
the gift to grow and be free.
Many were here, before man lost his way,
sole tenants of Nature’s great earth.
Man builds and he plants, taking all in his reach,
no concern for those in his way.
Not really caring, who’s discarded or lost,
it’s just a man’s cold, hard way.
Not approved by our God, nor the animals on earth,
man is far too greedy and harsh.
Why can’t man learn from the animals,
their Rules for Coexistence in Life?
Is caring and sharing so foreign to man,
has his heart turned cold and closed?
If he opens his heart, to God’s loving ways,
the veil of his ignorance will lift.
He will love again, be kind and share,
see the animals come out of the mist.

Original Poetry & Art by Patricia Walter 1998©

The Koala Bear - original Poetry by Patricia Walter

The Koala Bear

Some people think a Koala is a bear
so here’s a little story we’d like to share.
Born down under – that’s Australia to us
they climb large trees, don’t make a fuss.
Marsupial is what they are related to
those kangaroos hopping around in the zoo.
Koala’s carry their babies in a pouch
don’t talk much or even say outch!
Have fuzzy ears and a cute black nose
their color is grey and have give toes.
They like to roam in the dark of night
so fuzzy and cute – just seem right.

Original Poetry & Art by Patricia Walter 2005©

Please Be Kind To The Animals - original Poetry by Patricia Walter

Please Be Kind To The Animals

Please be kind to the animals
they really are God’s creatures, too.
Put here on earth to live free with nature
not intended to live in a cage.
The animals have no anger or hate
they have no fear of man.
The lessons learned are not from a book
but from a kind, caring Mother and Dad.
They learn respect and getting along
lessons they never forget.
Survival comes first, but the still feel joy
and pleasures from sweet Mother Earth.
Please be kind to the animals
give them room to roam
let them be themselves
not as man would want them to be.

Original Poetry & Art by Patricia Walter 2005©

What Do The Animals Really Think - original poetry by Patricia Walter

What Do The Animals Really Think

What do the animals really think
of man and his modern ways?
Busy and tired, no time for joy
a grind from morning to night.
Has he forgotten the beauty and love
all creatures were given for free?
What do the animals really think
of life in the modern world?
Has man forgot the touch of the earth
its moist and fertile soil?
Where are the flowers, crops of wheat
man through the ages has grown?
No longer a care of everyday life
someone else will take care of the fields.
What do the animals really think
of man rushing around by car?
No time to walk, breath fresh clean air
see the bright blue sky above.
What do the animals really think
of man’s cold modern ways?
How luckily they are to be who they are
not part of man’s modern ways.

Original Poetry & Art by Patricia Walter 1998©

Who Is The Smarter Of The Two - original poetry by Patricia Walter

Who Is Really The Smarter Of The Two?

Of the two of us who sit in the zoo
who is really the smarter of the two?
Is it you looking in or me looking out?
It’s certainly not me, surrounded by great walls
my spirit born free but body contained.
It’s certainly not me being awakened by alarms
so early in the morn before God’s great sunrise.
It’s certainly not me slowly roaming my cage
not worried about safety or survival.
It’s certainly no me, fed three meals a day
never wanting for shelter or care.
Who is really the smarter of the two?
My body and mind may be confined to the zoo
but my heart is still true to Nature and God.
It’s man’s great ignorance that has kept me in the zoo
he’s really not the smarter of the two.

Original Poetry & Art by Patricia Walter 1998©