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Tirupathi Chandrupatla


Bird's Lament


Bird wishes to fly
Like man
Envy the man
Who can fly in vacuum
Hundreds fly
Sleeping or relaxing
One at the controls
Steering the flight
For bird it's tiring
Flying becomes a burden
Pollution in the face
Smog in the eyes.

Bird wishes to live
Like man
Natural instincts enable
Building a nest to live
Felled trees depleting
Choice sites to choose
Natural elements make it
Uncomfortable and unsafe
Pesticide use and poaching
Making species extinct
Man's home is solid
Safe and comfortable.

Man always wished
To fly like a bird
And thought it a blessing
To live free like a bird
Hope man will now heed
Bird's pleading lament
And work to live and let live
With all our feathered friends.

Submitted: Friday, April 19, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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  • Shalini Samuel (8/22/2013 9:49:00 PM)

    thats true... i too wish to become a bird..this poem has changed my thought.. thankyou.. i hope you would love to read my poem too (Report) Reply

  • Karen Gonzalez-videla (8/14/2013 7:08:00 PM)

    This is incredible! I am so impressed and shocked by these words :) It is a pulchritude! keep up the fantastic work!
    Karen :) (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (6/4/2013 6:57:00 PM)

    This is a real thought provoking poem about birds. Birds are
    finding it increasingly scarce to find places to build their nests.
    They will find a place in any little corner of your house, shed or
    garage in which to build. I even found a nest in an artificial plant
    hanging on the porch. They must have mistook it for green shrubbery.
    I invite you to readIf I Could Fly Enjoyed this poem. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (4/20/2013 11:18:00 AM)

    I like this poem. It really demonstrates mans destruction of the planet. I have a similar one, Changing Times which I hope you find time to read. Well done, a good write. (Report) Reply

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