The story which I’m going to tell you does not contain fight scenes, or romantic melodramas, or any kind of rhapsodies or melancholies. The leitmotif of the whole story may not interest you; I know you are in the ‘smart’ age with many things to care about. But, you should realize that about 500 years from now you will be dumb enough to eat all the ’smart’ phones, you created in this world. Sounds weird!!! Hmmm you will get the grasp slowly. We were also like you, after we were born. We too had food, flew in the sky, went to restrooms and swam in the water like any bunch of you did. Thanks to you, we got a name and our family had the origins in Midway Ocean, a beautiful island in the North Pacific Ocean, Mother Nature’s gift to us. Our family name is ‘Diomedeidae’. Yeah it’s different from the normal Tom Dick and Harry. Never mind, we didn’t ask you to remember us, save the pains for you to Google us to find out ‘what’ we are.
But just understand that, we are like you and live in the same blue earth. Maybe we lack cognizance and forgot to inherit the survival traits. We too breathe and drink water. I don’t think (sorry we do not have the sixth sense of thinking, may be that stopped us from being cruel) you ever cared about us. Sorry, I know; you people fight among yourselves and kill your lot lol…where in the world do you get time to think about us. Perhaps your lexicon obliterated the word ‘humanity’ from it. Well! We do not have the strength to retaliate either. I know only some of you loved us and for them I would say, after some years from now, you can happily enter us in the list of endangered species and later on, in the extinct list. We would be just pictures that had life that existed about a century ago. Kids would see us only in their smart books, meanwhile listening to their live robot instructor say, ‘Dodos existed, and then exited, and some creatures in the Midway Island also once existed’.
Still wondering, who we are. Hmm, sorry we do not have beautiful apps to message you about the condition we are in today. All that I see around me are, my fellow brothers lying on the sea shore, dying of pain and sufferings. Thanking you again for not coming and living with us. We never wish to see the creators of our life’s upheaval. We never bothered you for our daily bread nor waged wars for lands. We just needed peace, and I think you misspelled it as ‘piece’. Yeah all that is now left is full of pieces, a whole lot of garbage coming out from our ugly bellies, as we lie their motionless, waiting for the decomposition to start. We do not blame you for what you did to us; but we pity you that you will also be one day just pictures in this world for no one to see. Maybe the next generation monkeys will study about how you looked like and what all atrocities you did to this world.
Yesterday I think we had the last get together, dinner was delicious. It was full of putrefied garbage and it tasted like heaven. My family died few moments ago, and as I learned to write and read from a nice man who came here for making a documentary of us last summer, I thought I would pen this down before you could see any last of me.
My common name is Albatross!
Inspired from : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200096980125409