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Hippopotamus

A young friendly hippopotamus lived by the river, across from us Then one day five hunters came Looking to shoot big easy game. * They put five bullets in his head And now our friendly hippos dead They should bow heads in shame The lodge will never be the same. * To kill that beast a heinous crime They should do some prison time The rangers came arrested three But two hunters escaped scot free * They ran into the bush to hide Walked straight into a lion pride They paid a price, they did offend 'Cos Karma got them in the end.
Written 11th November 2020.

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Date: 11/21/2020 10:22:00 AM
Whats another word for retribution, Karma. Enjoyed reading Tom...
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/21/2020 11:34:00 AM
Thank you very much Michael, its powerful and there is no hiding place. Tom
Date: 11/21/2020 2:30:00 AM
I like this one. I think that each animal has the right to life and we should respect that until there is a very good reason that they need to go down. If a family needs food is a reason. Sara
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/21/2020 3:29:00 AM
Thank you very much Sara, Hunting for food is okay in my book, but those shooting rhino for their horns is unacceptable. Enjoy your weekend Tom
Date: 11/16/2020 11:37:00 AM
Karma does exist and does happen. I Wish the same could happen to our South African poachers , they kill rhinos and elephants as if it was a sport. However from this sport they get a lot of money. Well penned my friend. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/16/2020 11:57:00 AM
Thank you Jennifer, as you say big money involved and some governments turn a blind eye, at this rate the only place we'll see these animals are in zoos. Tom
Date: 11/16/2020 4:04:00 AM
Hunting should be illegal, so many beautiful creatures are lost in this cruel and senseless way. Karma got them good. Emilia : )
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Date: 11/16/2020 4:26:00 AM
Thank you very much Emilia, hope alls well with you Tom
Date: 11/15/2020 7:50:00 PM
Indeed! You know what they say, Tom, what goes around comes around, and you tell it so well in your fantastic rhyme! I'm glad the lions made these criminals pay for their crime against Nature. Trophy hunting makes me sick! Tom, the creativity of your brilliant pen amazes me.. to rhyme "hippopotamus" with "across from us" is pure genius! Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/16/2020 1:02:00 AM
Thank you very much Susan, the way things are going many of these magnificent animals will be extinct. I was painting last week and those two lines just came into my head lol. Hope you're well Tom
Date: 11/15/2020 3:29:00 PM
Yes, Karma will come around, one way or the other, won't it?
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Date: 11/16/2020 1:00:00 AM
Thank you Michelle, you're right, it always does. Tom
Date: 11/15/2020 7:50:00 AM
Hi Tom: Senseless hunters.....so happy they paid a price for their fathomless crime. Karma really works. Best, SuZ
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/15/2020 11:00:00 AM
Thank you very much Suz, sadly its a worldwide problem with big money to be made. Tom
Date: 11/13/2020 7:29:00 PM
great revenge tale in rhyme,. Good one, Tom
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Date: 11/14/2020 3:03:00 AM
Thank you Andrea, karma always wins. Tom
Date: 11/13/2020 3:54:00 PM
G’day Tom … even the lions would have found they tasted offensive. What do people get out of murdering defensless wildlife I don’t know - great karma lesson Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 11/13/2020 3:57:00 PM
Thank you very much Lindsay, it seems governments are fighting a losing battle over this vile trade. Tom
Date: 11/13/2020 1:17:00 PM
Tom, I'm back to offer well deserved congrats for 2 things: 1 - for becoming a life member and 2 for you and your poems being highlighted on soup today. Good going! Bob H
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Date: 11/13/2020 1:30:00 PM
Thank you very much for your return visit Bob and for the congrats on both counts. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Tom
Date: 11/13/2020 6:31:00 AM
I will never understand big game hunting. This came to a fitting conclusion. Thanks as well for your kind visit Tom.
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Date: 11/13/2020 10:39:00 AM
Thank you very much Richard, karma always gets you in the end. Have a great weekend Tom
Date: 11/12/2020 12:26:00 PM
- Some people kill for fun ... I can not understand such deeds ... - Great written, Tom - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/12/2020 12:41:00 PM
Thank you very much Anne, nothing brave about killing an animal for pleasure, and some cultures believe rhino horns can make them manly, really? One day the only place you'll find these animals is in a book. Tom
Date: 11/12/2020 11:56:00 AM
Well they certainly got what they deserved Tom, though sadly the poor hippo could not return. I hate to hear of any animal that suffers from the hands of humans ~ it is totally inhuman... With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/12/2020 12:36:00 PM
Thank you very much Ann, I have no time for those so called hunters who kill for sport, they are the scum of the earth, sadly rogue governments turn a blind eye because big money is involved. Hope you're well. Tom
Date: 11/12/2020 5:51:00 AM
Hi Tom, Karma got them back big time. You can’t run and hide from Karma. Well done:-) Alexis
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Date: 11/12/2020 6:55:00 AM
Thank you very much Alexis, you're right she always finds you, there is no hiding place Tom
Date: 11/11/2020 9:56:00 PM
It's a wonder man cannot stop this killing. In the end they got what they deserved. ~~
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/12/2020 12:48:00 AM
Thank you Victor, many are on the brink of extinction but there is big money to be made, mankind slowly destroying the planet. He'll realise when its too late, you only have to look at the melting ice at the poles, God help us. Tom
Date: 11/11/2020 5:27:00 PM
Karma for sure on this one. Well done Tom :)
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Date: 11/12/2020 12:45:00 AM
Thank you very much Heidi, gets them every time, sometimes not straight away but does so in the end. Tom
Date: 11/11/2020 4:48:00 PM
Great write Tom and those guys got their just desserts as the old saw goes! Bob
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/12/2020 12:44:00 AM
Thank you very much Bob, hunters stew was definitely on the menu at the Roar Cafe lol. Tom
Date: 11/11/2020 4:20:00 PM
I just bet you like your goody versus baddy movies the way I do... all the baddies very, very deaded! Love this Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/12/2020 12:38:00 AM
Thank you Terry, yes I do, was painting yesterday and just thought what rhymes with hippopotamus and it grew from there, thought I'd put a message in it too. Tom
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Terry Flood
Date: 11/11/2020 4:22:00 PM
P.S. that bloody rhyme ‘hippopotamus’ and ‘across from us’ is too clever by half.
Date: 11/11/2020 3:54:00 PM
Why, O Why, isn't hunting for sport always illegal? -- Well, I guess the statisticians are worried about a rapid rise in the hunting dog unemployment ranks, or something. Here's to sanity. :) gw
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 11/12/2020 5:22:00 PM
Eating 'rhino horn?!' Hard to swallow -- let alone believe... Oh, well...
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/12/2020 12:36:00 AM
Thank you Gershon, lot of money to be made, some strange cultures think eating rhino horn and the like makes them manly. Tom
Date: 11/11/2020 3:47:00 PM
A great poem, Tom. That poor hippo :( Karma will do it every time...
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/12/2020 12:34:00 AM
Thank you Angela, I believe it too. Hope you're well Tom
Date: 11/11/2020 3:36:00 PM
Great story telling, as always, Tom--glad they paid the price.
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Date: 11/12/2020 12:29:00 AM
Thank you very much Victor, it always gets you in the end. Tom
Date: 11/11/2020 2:02:00 PM
A fine write Tom, great rhythm and great tale. People who get their sick kicks from killing wildlife don't even know the meaning of the word empathy, let alone exhibit any. Your last line sums it up just perfectly. Best wishes - Bill
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/11/2020 2:22:00 PM
Thank you very much Bill, those trophy hunters make my blood boil, putting pics on Facebook standing beside their kill, making out how brave they are, any idiot could kill an animal with a high powered rifle. Nothing brave about it at all. Tom
Date: 11/11/2020 1:36:00 PM
Excellante! Karma for Kriminals! A golden write! Pangie xx Bless you!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/11/2020 1:42:00 PM
Thank you very much Panagiota, that idea came to me today whist I was painting. Tom
Date: 11/11/2020 1:35:00 PM
I believe justice prevailed, sadly too many escape without any punishment..
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/11/2020 1:42:00 PM
Thank you S. O. sadly thats true but do gooders seem to side with the culprits rather than the victims. Punishments rarely fit the crimes these days. Tom