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Extinction Is Forever

He wakes as sun surrenders to nightfall; emitting a haunting howl, he rises to prowl. Bright amber eyes fixate on sources of nourishment. Leaving his protected den in Yellowstone, gray predator becomes the prey. Just feet beyond the National Park farmers shoot to protect livestock. Defenders of Wildlife beg of Congress “Stop the shooting! Ensure the future of once-endangered wolves!” Regal kings of the mountains and prairies, nearly extinct in the ‘30s, rebounded but are still vulnerable. Their future rests in the hands of man, a species that exterminates thoughtlessly, posing threats to many of nature’s gifts. Wild one, remain in protected areas. Survive and thrive; extinction is forever. Mankind’s death knell tolls for too many.
* Information on the gray wolf is provided by “Defenders of Wildlife,” a U.S. group that works to protect many endangered species. Each day we lose 25 to 150 animal species. Worldwide animal species extinction figures can be found at: http://www.columbiatribune.com/editorial_archive/q-how-many-animals-go-extinct-every-day/article_47bd1390-867e-11e2-8447-10604b9f6eda.html *Written March 15, 2015

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Date: 4/15/2015 3:10:00 PM
Congrats on your winning work..Sara
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Date: 4/14/2015 5:06:00 PM
Congratulations !! on your wonderful win a 7. Blessings Eve
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Date: 4/13/2015 7:06:00 AM
Man is responsible for so much devastation in the natural world - a powerful write Carolyn many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 4/12/2015 7:25:00 PM
OOPS, sorry one more thing, I love the title!
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Date: 4/12/2015 7:23:00 PM
I love wolves they are one of my favorite animals! Happy to see this take on the contest. I love this write!
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Date: 4/12/2015 10:21:00 AM
You brought more meaning and responsibility to each one who reads your wonderful poem, dear Carolyn !! We cannot take our world for granted, and each person who speaks out, should be honored . Well said !!
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Date: 4/12/2015 9:09:00 AM
Congrats on a fine win Carolyn
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Date: 4/12/2015 8:40:00 AM
Great write Carolyn. Congrats on your win. I agree the wolf must be protected.
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Date: 4/12/2015 8:18:00 AM
Hi Carolyn, congratulations on your win for this beautiful poem which makes the plea to protect the survival of this magnificent species. Sandra
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Date: 4/12/2015 3:15:00 AM
great pen Carolyn that high lights their struggles congrats on win hugs
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Date: 3/17/2015 1:25:00 PM
Whether positive or negative destiny has the potential to go either way, you provide the deciding factor by your choices, like save the wolves or not. Emile.
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Date: 3/16/2015 12:48:00 PM
I think that the nature has it's own reason but mostly controlled by human beings externally for own benefits. It's our duty to keep them safe in their places but instead of doing that we are killing. After killing all species, a day may come when the nature will burst upon us and then after many thousand years human fossil will be found by another intelligent creature and we will be compared with dinosaur as we do today. Beautiful worldwide information. Loved always, my lovely friend,bl
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 3/17/2015 11:35:00 AM
Dear BL, Intelligent creatures of the future may look back upon us with ridicule if we allow ourselves to destroy so many species. Thank you for your thought-provoking comment!
Date: 3/15/2015 12:12:00 PM
Powerful write Carolyn..They are an endangered species whose future is in the hand of a dangerous species...man...
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Date: 3/15/2015 9:08:00 AM
The wolf, the one animal that haunts us in the forest, not even the bear brings us to the same terror..a beautiful creature that moves with purpose and stealth..as for humans we kill everything, even ourselves, one day we will have killed so much that the only thing left will be one man sitting on a bloody rock.. he'll most likely hang himself
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 3/15/2015 12:39:00 PM
Environmentalists say man is the only animal that kills for sport, Frederic. It's heartbreaking, but I fear you are correct that one day we'll be sitting alone on that "bloody rock."