It’s Our World

by Iona Mandal aged 13


Ostrich feathers on her hat
A coat from leopard skin
Collar and sleeves from real bear fur
On her waist a belt of snakeskin.

Ivory rings dangle from her ears
Real corals around her neck
She clutches her crocodile purse
Sheep fur boots on her legs

Carrying the world and its continents
Tropics, poles and seas
Mrs. Posh Ruthless kills to dress
And happily dresses to kill.

Her ignorance and vanity
Makes poachers greedy and cruel
In rain forests, highlands, rivers and reefs
Threatening species to death.

Every living creature belongs to this world
For the present and the next
So learn to value, Mrs. Posh
Or it will be too late.

The Poetry Zone

Have Your Say! Leave a comment