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Humane Struggle

In the Congolese Jungle three men are training for a mission. They train to detain and disarm poachers. They hope this will be the conclusion of their efforts. They also train for a formidable alternative. Poachers are opportunistic and have only self interest. Poaching of an entire species will break ancient circle of life. Congolese rangers are armed to protect the circle of life. Supporting generations of all species is their mission. They invest their lives in an important and altruistic interest. For them there is no tolerance of poachers. Killing fields of wasted animal carcasses is no alternative. A better world for all species depends on their efforts. Intensity shows on their faces because of their efforts. There is anger and determination expressed for defense of life. They seek surrender from poachers, but prepare for alternative. African rangers prepare for their dangerous mission. Rifles raised, knee on ground, they are ready for poachers. There will be hands tied or bloodshed to defend their interest. Rangers and humanity have a shared interest. There is need for pressuring greater and continued efforts to stop any extinction of species by poachers. The rangers’ trainer shouts and points as if saving life. It is important to emphasize dangers during a mission. If anything goes wrong there may be no alternative. As long as species have breeding populations there is an alternative. Continuing our circle of life must not be a debated interest. Keeping our circle unbroken must be everybody’s mission. More rangers and training are needed to improve efforts. In blue fatigues and camouflage hats rangers defend life. Their appearance is forceful and their gaze threatens poachers. It is difficult to find, stop, and educate poachers. But these undaunted rangers press and carry on our only alternative. They crouch in jungles and pursue takers of life. They grasp their rifles and nothing deters their interest. An unrecognized, unseen enemy resides among them and their efforts. In the grasses and leaves of jungles rangers take their mission. Poachers and their self interest can no longer be tolerated. Efforts to remove poachers’ damage to our circle of life, depends on the mission of rangers to give species an alternative. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you are intrigued by this work read and review G. D. Master’s book, “Interpretations,” free in PDF format on Simply enter “gd master” or “interpretations” in the search bar of SmashWords to find it.

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