Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Wounded Fish

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Himpapawid (School on Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 KHz AM 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday

The Wounded Fish in acrylic, AVR 2006

Fatal - a word that means death;
     but not to this brave fish,
survivor in the wild by miracle,
     by fate and its last wish.

A dead fish swimming it seems,
     with a second life hanging,
breakthrough but not of death,
     humbling of the being.

Wounded we are many times,
     almost to our very end;
yet like the fish, live on and on
     beyond the river bend. ~

*Inspired by a rare living specimen, a mortally wounded fish that 
continues to live with other fish in a glass aquarium, Tagaytay Zoo, c 2002

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