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Birds Of Prey

Rating: 2.7
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.
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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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Colin Kaepernick 11 January 2018
dis poem is L to the It yo dis speaks volumes to what im talking about my G's ya peace out my dudes
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Colin Kaepernick 11 January 2018
dis poem is L to the It yo dis speaks volumes to what im talking about my G's
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Colin Kaepernick 11 January 2018
dis poem is L to the it dis speaks volumes yo
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Daniel Crippins 11 January 2018
dis poem is L to the it dis poem speaks volumes yo
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Daniel Crippins 11 January 2018
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you g4y 25 July 2018
nah its bout the pirds of brey
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Susan Williams 17 May 2017
The raptors must eat- -and there is something beautiful as the predator birds fold their wings and dive into the ocean to reap a fish from beneath the surface of the waves... and there is awesome beauty in the eagle riding the currents of the air as he seeks a rabbit to swoop down on and feed to his nestlings, and go out in the evening over the irrigation canals and watch the flurry of night-hawks darting and diving through the clouds of mosquitoes and gnats... I think one has to take into account that the predator needs to eat and while not a pleasant thing to watch, it is part of that trite but true Circle of Life.,
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Tom Billsborough 17 May 2017
Not by any means in the same league as Ted Hughes's Hawk in the Rain but a reasonable effort.
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Rajesh Thankappan 17 May 2017
Sorry to disagree with you Lantz. I enjoyed the rich imagery of the poem. The poem, when read in the human context opens up new vistas of interpretations.
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Madhabi Banerjee 17 May 2017
beautiful written. i like it. thanks for sharing
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