Fishes convene for a solution on safety
The president of anchovies narrates his loss
His world is evaded each blessed day
His subjects are killed in million folds
The herring president narrates his plight
His country has alien eyes which watch their growth
Many like prisoners are caught, killed and caged
To please a world unknown to them
The salmon president stands to say
He has heard of how nice their bodies taste
So his country is almost at the verge of extinction
Because their eaters crave for more
The lobster president sadly says
He knows his people are caught and fried
And many are rudely killed and dried
While others are horribly grinded just to keep other worlds happy.
The shark president gets up and shouts for quietude
Why are they telling depressing stories
When they must find solutions to their losses?
He shuts their mouths and gets them thinking
President Anchovies gets up to fearlessly say
“What can we come together to solve?
How do we get a good solution
When other animals contribute to our loss?”
President Salmon retorts: “We are not here to lay such blames
We must survive no matter what
And if your death will help me to,
Then there is no need for me to die”
There is chaos at the fish meeting
Every small fish cries audibly foul
As many big fishes cry ‘silly accusations’
They fight and fight until some get wounded
President Tilapia shouts and says
We will always be preyed upon
Why won’t we? Because we are eaters of ourselves
How can any resistance be raised against eaters from the air and land?
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2014.