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The Echoes of the Wild: A Poetic Journey through Animal History


By Samson E. GiftedPublished 20 days ago 3 min read
The Echoes of the Wild: A Poetic Journey through Animal History
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In the dawn of time, where whispers weave,

The world was wild, the land naïve.

From ancient depths to skies above,

The tale of beasts, a story of love.

I. The Genesis of Life

Beneath primordial seas so vast,

Life's tender flame was lit at last.

From single cells in oceans blue,

A wondrous dance of life withdrew.

Silent swarms of ancient kin,

In briny depths, their lives begin.

With simple forms, they thrived and grew,

In colors bright and shades of hue.

Then one by one, they crawled ashore,

And thus began the world's encore.

From fins to limbs, they made their claim,

In forests deep and lands untamed.

II. The Reign of Giants

In verdant lands of bygone days,

Roamed towering beasts in sunlight's blaze.

The dinosaurs, with mighty roars,

Tramped ancient paths, now lost to wars.

From T-Rex fierce to gentle Bront,

In ferns and swamps, they forged their haunt.

With scales and teeth, they ruled supreme,

In a world where giants once did dream.

But fate, it seems, is ever swift,

With cosmic blows, their reign did shift.

A fiery end, an ash-filled sky,

In echoes loud, we hear their cry.

III. The Mammalian Ascent

From ashes rose a newer breed,

With fur and warmth, they filled the need.

Mammals small began their rise,

Beneath the watch of cosmic eyes.

With nimble paws and keenest sight,

They braved the dark and faced the night.

Through epochs vast, they grew and spread,

In forests dense, their kingdoms led.

From tiny shrews to mammoths grand,

They etched their mark upon the land.

In icy tundras, deserts dry,

Their tales are told beneath the sky.

IV. The Winged Symphony

Above the plains where grasses sway,

Birds took to flight, by night and day.

With feathers fine and songs so sweet,

They graced the world with beats petite.

From ancient Archaeopteryx's leap,

To eagles proud that mountains keep.

In hues that dazzle, flights so free,

Their legacy is sky and tree.

Through winds they soar, on currents ride,

In nature’s arms, they do confide.

From tiny wren to albatross,

Their journeys span the earth across.

V. The Ocean’s Whisper

In depths where sunlight fades to night,

The ocean harbors life’s delight.

With scales that shimmer, gills that breathe,

The sea is where the wild bequeaths.

From sharks that glide with ancient grace,

To whales that sing in ocean space.

The coral reefs, a vibrant span,

A testament to nature’s plan.

With schools of fish and dolphins’ play,

The sea's own world in vast array.

A blue expanse where wonders lie,

Beneath the waves, life’s lullaby.

VI. The Primates’ Path

Upon the boughs of forest high,

The primates swing and touch the sky.

With hands so deft and minds so keen,

They forge a path in nature's scene.

From lemurs shy to chimpanzee,

They charted course for you and me.

In jungles dense, their wisdom grew,

A journey grand from old to new.

With eyes that gleam with ancient light,

They share our dreams, our darkest night.

In lineage shared, we find our place,

In primate hearts, a kindred grace.

VII. The Age of Man

And then arose the clever ape,

Who changed the world with tools and shape.

From stone and fire, they carved their way,

To build a world of night and day.

With minds so sharp and hearts so bold,

They wove new tales from days of old.

From hunting grounds to cities grand,

They left their mark upon the land.

Yet in their quest for might and more,

They oft forgot the wild's core.

With forests felled and rivers tamed,

The echoes of the wild reclaimed.

VIII. The Call for Balance

Now stands the world at crossroads wide,

With nature’s call, we must abide.

To find the balance lost in haste,

To heal the scars of wanton waste.

From wild hearts to human hand,

The future lies in choices planned.

To cherish life in all its forms,

Through calmest days and fiercest storms.

For in the wild, our roots are deep,

In oceans vast, on mountains steep.

The tale of beasts is ours to keep,

In unity, our spirits leap.

IX. Epilogue: The Eternal Song

So heed the call of wild’s embrace,

With gentle heart and reverent grace.

For in the songs of beasts and birds,

Lie timeless truths in ancient words.

From dawn of time to present day,

The echoes of the wild shall stay.

In every leaf and every claw,

The story lives, without a flaw.

In every roar and every cry,

The spirit soars, the wild won’t die.

For history’s written in nature’s code,

A tale of life, eternally flowed.

In wild we trust, in life we find,

A symphony of all combined.

The history of beasts so grand,

A legacy across the land.

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About the Creator

Samson E. Gifted

SEG, is a talented writer, editor, and publisher known for his exceptional storytelling and keen eye for detail. With a passion for words and a commitment to excellence earning a reputation as a respected figure in the publishing industry.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran20 days ago

    This was absolutely wonderful! Loved it!

  • What struck me most about your poem is its profound ability to evoke empathy and understanding for our fellow inhabitants of this Earth. Through your words, you remind us of the interconnectedness of all living beings and the importance of preserving the delicate balance of nature. Your reverence for the beauty and diversity of wildlife shines through every stanza, leaving a lasting impression on the reader's heart and mind. Furthermore, your poem serves as a powerful call to action, urging us to cherish and protect the natural world for future generations. By shedding light on the plight of endangered species and the urgent need for conservation efforts, you inspire hope and ignite a sense of responsibility within your audience. I want to commend you for your poetic prowess and your unwavering commitment to raising awareness about environmental issues through your art. "The Echoes of the Wild" is not only a testament to your talent as a poet but also a testament to your passion for wildlife and conservation. Thank you for sharing your poetic gift with the world and for shining a light on the beauty and importance of the natural world. Your words have left an indelible mark on my soul, and I eagerly anticipate reading more of your work in the future. Warmest regards, Dr. Jay

  • Belle20 days ago

    A well-written poem on the history of life ❤️ Well done!

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