shakil ahmed

Gold Star - 15,877 Points (31-01-1969 / Badarpur, Assam, India.)

Animals And Birds - Poem by shakil ahmed

Animals and Birds

Our every step towards success
Depends upon God’s mercy.
We are feeble creatures
With lots of weaknesses
Too incapable to do good for us
Without His kind favour.

We are worse than animals and birds
They do not harm themselves
Like the evil human beings.
They do not wage deadly wars
Against their own race.
But we humans are too base
That we wage war against our race.
Animals have firm faith upon god.
They do not save for their future.
Unnecessarily we gather wealth
Adopting dishonest and unlawful means.
We pretend to be a believer of God
In the moments of sheer misery
When we overcome the bad situation
We forget the mercy of God.
Our life is a one time gift of God
But we spend it
Awfully pursuing wicked things.
Animals are calm and quiet
Don’t do wicked things
Like the evil human beings
Had I been an animal
It would have been far better
Than to be a human being
Who pokes his nose in evil matter.

Birds are beautiful when they fly
In the expanse of vast sky.
They don’t harm the ozone layer
Like the supersonic aircraft.
They don’t moan for not being rich,
To the degraded human beings,
Lessons of life, they can teach.
When birds soar in the high sky
It seems, they are going closer to Almighty,
And in this way
They teach us lessons of piety.
They are far above tension and frustration
That human suffers.
Happily they sit on the branch of a tree
And begin to chatter.
They sing songs of joy
In a melodious tone
But the wretched human beings
Only sit and moan.
Had I been a bird, living in a nest
I would have led a life full of zest.

Shakil ahmed.

Topic(s) of this poem: animals, birds, human and animal


Comments about Animals And Birds by shakil ahmed

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/1/2015 7:39:00 AM)


    Yes, we have evil human beings around! ! But, let us always thank the Creator; for His mercy and love. Nice work with the muse of nature. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Afrooz Jafarinoor (11/6/2015 2:17:00 PM)


    I enjoyed reading your poem Shakil, though you sound a bit too furious and this is like noise in your pleasant melody! Except this, whatever I say will be repeating dear Lorraine Colon's comment! Thank you for sharing your thought with us! (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/29/2015 1:17:00 PM)


    A nice comparison. A thought provoking poem. We are worst than Animals and birds when it comes to behaviour and conduct, although we are created as Ashraful Makhluqat one of the best creation of Almighty and Creator. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful poem, Shakil. (Report) Reply

  • Saheb Mohapatra (10/29/2015 4:15:00 AM)


    very very excellent write..........yes we humans do everything what we wish................we obliterate our kinds through wars, pollute the nature...................and even ruin the happy life of the animals and birds..........and an interesting thing to tell................that..............animals and birds kill for food or indirectly to survive...............but most of us........i mean..........the sage humans..........kill for greed...pride..................and some even for fun...............so it is very clear that these animals are far far more better than us............really a great topic to write and also a very touching write...................liked it. (Report) Reply

  • (10/27/2015 11:53:00 AM)


    Everything you say in your grand poem is true. Humans are unique creatures. We kill for pleasure, we feel no remorse in denying help and comfort to fellow human beings who are suffering. While observing nature, we see contentment among animals when they have sufficient food and water, and protection for themselves and their young from harsh weather and predators. These being the basic necessities of life should bring contentment to all human beings, but that is not the case. We always need and want more. This is our nature, and are we really to blame? To some extent it is an ugly trait, but yet it is the incentive to invent wonderful things, to forge ahead and overcome obstacles, to find cures for diseases. We are continually looking for ways to make life easier for ourselves, to ensure a good supply of tasty, healthy food (and sometimes not so healthy food) . But it's all part of the package, all part of being human. I think it is fortunate for us that there are people like you who ponder this dilemma, and write about it to get the rest of us thinking about it, and perhaps to take the appropriate action to correct our faults before it is too late. Progress cannot be stopped, but it must be carried on with more diligence and concern for our planet and everything contained in it. Very well written poem, Shakil. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015



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