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Blake's Tiger Revisited

Submitted by Janine on 9 September 2020 at 21:13

Tiger, tiger, dying out
Shrinking forests no redoubt
Tell the world to stop and see
Its game, its dismal tyranny

In what cruel economy
Agriculture cuts the tree?
Starving our elusive cat
Bulldozing its habitat?

In what fell society
Rising warmness swells the sea?
Drowns the mangroves, floods the land
Whose the profit, whose the hand?

And what exploitation drives
Poachers to erase their lives?
Selling skin and meat and bones
For trophy rugs in hateful homes?

What the chainsaw? What the gun?
What the hell has avarice done?
Let tigers thrive and protests roar
Raise our voices, cry 'No more!'

Tiger, tiger, dying out
Shrinking forests no redoubt
Tell the world to stop and see
For shame, its dismal tyranny
 

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