I am a little lizard, a cold-blooded reptile,
At whom you never smile.
I am one of the living creatures created by the God
But the humans think as if they are the Lord.
I can’t speak but too have feelings,
When we see each other I only get to hear screechings.
So what if I am little? I do have right to live my life,
And dance on the tune of the fife.
For you, I am only a petty animal
But even my life is valuable.
I don’t understand why people can’t tolerate me?
Humans, please tell me your problem, that’s all I plea.
You should thank me for what I do,
Rather than telling me “shoo”.
I eat bugs and spiders which live at your place,
I make your place clean and still you don’t want to see my face.
I don’t have any shelter,
So I survive in hot, cold and pelter.
I am like an orphan and a solitary loon,
I cry while staring at the moon.
One day I went to a building called school,
And entered in a class but was treated like a fool.
By seeing me they started to throw stones, pouch and paper ball,
And the students were trying to make me fall.
People were laughing on this and making noise
But suddenly I heard one voice.
It was the voice of a girl in objection,
She shouted for my protection.
Pointing at me, she asked them “Why are you troubling that poor being?”
At this, I nodded my head agreeing.
They said “It is our right to do so.”
Hearing this, I cried “no!”
But unfortunately no one understood what I said,
And they carried on with their work of hitting my head.
Somehow from there I escaped,
Otherwise I could have been scraped.
Now seriously I am fed up, hurt and sad,
Humans, am I so bad?
I am treated like a pest,
And it’s not a jest.
I know you’ll understand my importance one day,
Then you will come to me and “sorry” you’ll say.
You should understand we all are same,
Only equality is all I claim.
We are friends of you
But you should love us too.
Let’s love one and another,
And live in this beautiful world forever together.
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