U Win Kyi

A Fish In Your Hand - Poem by U Win Kyi

Many, many fish are washed ashore on the beach.
So vast as the eye can reach.
An old man is picking up the fish and throwing back to sea.
His grandson asks, 'Grandpa, how can you put all the fish to the sea.? '
He answers, ' Of course not, but the one in my hand is lucky.
It will survive and live happily.'
Then the boy joins him picking and throwing back the fish into water.
In the sky, flying in a circle
are meat-eating vultures.
The sun is getting hotter and hotter.
The fish are getting weaker and weaker.
The vultures are flying lower and lower.
The time is getting lesser and lesser.
Let us pick the fish Now or Never.

Let the nearby poor kids
be the lucky fish
saved by your own hand
like that of old man.

(based on a story I heard long time ago)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 23, 2010

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