Kim Barney

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Bird Eat Bird World - Poem by Kim Barney

You say it's a dog eat dog world?
I say that's just absurd.
I've never seen a dog eat a dog,
but I have seen a bird eat a bird.

Topic(s) of this poem: horror, death, life, life and death, nature, birds


Poet's Notes about The Poem

written 28 January 2015
Recife, Brazil

It took me 17 tries to finally load the picture on this poem!
Sometimes this website works perfectly, and other times it is so frustrating!
02 Mar 2015 17: 25

Comments about Bird Eat Bird World by Kim Barney

  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (4/14/2018 7:02:00 PM)

    i see i have a typo in my 2nd comment below (the one from 2016) . oh well, i'm not ALWAYS perfect. just most of the time! i enjoyed this once again. thanks. to MyPoemList if it 'ain't' there already. bri :) (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (4/6/2018 11:12:00 PM)

    If not physically, mentally and monetarily, man also eats man. (Report)Reply

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  • Diane Jessen (3/25/2018 8:06:00 PM)

    Just today, my husband came in and said a hawk had killed another of our doves. That's the second one in about 2 days. The heads of both doves were torn off. Yes, what a bird-eat-bird world. You poem sums it all up very succinctly. Good job. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (6/3/2016 7:31:00 PM)

    This looks like a 'crow's saw in Berlin. Bri (Report)Reply

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (5/23/2015 7:58:00 PM)

    A picture is worth a thousand words. We do live in a bird eat bird world. You have changed the landscape of our expression with this real poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Raymond Farrell (5/4/2015 8:20:00 PM)

    Wow, the poem and the photo together bring home to a person. Very poignant and well written. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (3/11/2015 7:02:00 PM)

    though i'm not shattered as Lorraine (aka Lora) Colon says she was, i do agree with some of her comment. as for her But man kills man for insane reasons, and most of the time, not out of necessity. comment........what IS insanity? and sometimes it is necessity if one wishes to stop what is considered evil...........or damn inconvenient!
    i DID see a dog eat dog......food, a few times!

    i like the rhyme and the poem. the photo i'm sure is staged. a starling perhaps, and some kind of crow/raven, real or unreal i'd say. and though i also love birds, i love a well-cooked turkey drumstick!
    A+ on the English, which i would expect, coming from an ex-english teacher and 'old guy'. bri :)
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  • Mj Lemon (3/8/2015 4:44:00 PM)

    Wow...with the photo...the poem becomes both light and dark. It is mix of gothic and grotesque...Just excellent...A 10! Chien mange chien indeed. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/5/2015 7:53:00 AM)

    A pathetic scene you have nicely envisioned.Your photo attached to it reacts the eyes and mind. Many thanks dear Barney. (Report)Reply

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  • Lorraine Colon (3/3/2015 3:25:00 PM)

    I love birds, but this shatters me. But is it really surprising? This is nature at its most perplexing. The killer bird was probably hungry, so he took himself a meal. Out of necessity, it's almost forgivable. But man kills man for insane reasons, and most of the time, not out of necessity.In my own backyard, I have seen small birds fall prey to hawks, so it is not unusual. I do like your poem, Kim, and the photo fits perfectly. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 20, 2019


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