DOMESTICATED ANIMALS

Written by: Demetrios Trifiatis

DOMESTICATED  ANIMALS


Our friends, Animals, 
Your name from the Greek word
“Anemos” comes,
That  Anaximenes, the wise of old, 
The divine wind, that sustains the
Universe, named,
Which with every breath, the lugs of 
Living beings fills 
All of them animates. 

Our comrades you are,
Our benefactors, 
Companions in our life’s       
Journey,  
Guarantors of our
Endurance,   
The path to survival, you
Have guarded for us,
Us, who call ourselves,
Humans

Without your presence, absent 
We today would be  
That’s why I call you
Benefactors

Because

You kept us fed when 
Hungry were, 
Kept us warm, when from
Cold we suffered,
On your uncomplaining backs
You carried us 
And our hard labor you, for us, 
Performed 
Never asking something 
In return 
For 
Your unending sacrifices! 

The time has come for me
And all of us, I believe,
Our gratitude to you
To demonstrate 
By treating your nature
With kindness  
And never cause you
Any pain 
Since you, as well as us, 
GOD'S creation are, 
Intended  HIS HOLLY work
To maintain! 


© Demetrios Trifiatis
   06 February 2013

 Anaximenes Of Miletus , (flourished c. 545 bc), Greek philosopher. There is evidence that he made the common analogy between the divine "anemos" wind, that sustains the (Cosmos) universe and the human “wind” or soul, "anima" that animates people.