Birds Of Prey Poem by Claude McKay

Birds Of Prey

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Their shadow dims the sunshine of our day,
As they go lumbering across the sky,
Squawking in joy of feeling safe on high,
Beating their heavy wings of owlish gray.
They scare the singing birds of earth away
As, greed-impelled, they circle threateningly,
Watching the toilers with malignant eye,
From their exclusive haven- birds of prey.
They swoop down for the spoil in certain might,
And fasten in our bleeding flesh their claws.
They beat us to surrender weak with fright,
And tugging and tearing without let or pause,
They flap their hideous wings in grim delight,
And stuff our gory hearts into their maws.

Birds Of Prey
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Godfrey Morris 22 July 2012

Great imagery..... Great internal truth.

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dis poem is L to the It yo dis speaks volumes to what im talking about my G's ya peace out my dudes (Report) ya ya yeet if yall don't respec dis poem yall smeel lik king kongs yall feel me?

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Bernard F. Asuncion 17 May 2017

Lumbering across the sky... thanks for posting....

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Edward Kofi Louis 17 May 2017

Their shadow dims the sunshine! Thanks for sharing.

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Daniel Crippins 11 January 2018

Youz all whak itz abot the kkk kiling blacks for the fun of it.

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Quandel Dingle 17 June 2022

It is goofy ah

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Chinedu Dike 04 February 2022

A poetic design of the highest ingenuity.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 12 November 2021

A beautiful poem.....loved it.

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Bharati Nayak 12 November 2021

Beating their heavy wings of owlish gray. They scare the singing birds of earth away ---Written with great imagery for the hawkish characters, those in their safe haven look out for their prey, the singing birds and the toilers!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 11 November 2021

To the close relatives of the late poet Congratulations on being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day by Poem HUnter and Team

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