veeraiyah subbulakshmi


An eagle and a chick. Poem by veeraiyah subbulakshmi


I plead with you, sir, while you circle,
around my mother who is frightened, but not a coward,
When you carry me to greater height,
And put me on the branch of not velvet,
Please don’t poke my stomach to suck out,
What I had eaten and it may make me to cry loud,
Don’t snap my young joints to crunch the bones,
Don’t hold my feathers tight with your powerful claws,
Just keep my neck in between your razor sharp beaks,
Kill me first and have your feast in delight,
While my painless soul watches you in disguise,
Make your dinner out of my tender meat at sunset.

Submitted: Friday, September 6, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 6, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,203 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (9/12/2013 10:17:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem with pleading chick, Kill me first and have your feast in delight! I get tears in my eyes! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,458 Points Savita Tyagi (9/7/2013 1:16:00 PM)

    Painful plead of a chick! heartbreaking! Sadly eagles do not heed to cries of the weak neither do humans. First one kills for hunger, the second kills for pleasure. Worst of its kind. So sensitive and good write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,548 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/7/2013 1:13:00 PM)

    A Beautiful write Veeraiyah. Pleas of innocent victims is heard through out the poem..Loved it.. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,245 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (9/7/2013 10:44:00 AM)

    that's a wonderful way, Veeraiyah, to look at it from the victim's side!
    the sad pleading too is not lost. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,313 Points Valsa George (9/7/2013 12:13:00 AM)

    The heart rending plea of a small chick to the predator eagle! It can be interpreted as the helpless cry of all innocent victims struggling under the talons of evil! ! A great write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,741 Points Heather Wilkins (9/6/2013 9:48:00 PM)

    a painful cry of the chick a good read (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,850 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/6/2013 9:07:00 AM)

    The plead is heartrending. Powerfully delivered. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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