M. Asim Nehal

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Eagle's Plight - Poem by M. Asim Nehal

I am eagle
Elegant
Graceful
Fearless
Soaring sky

Gone those days
When beauty enthralled
when earth so green
with full vegetation
and animals
very few corpse to be seen

Now in my flight
I see corpse
of humans and animals
Lying alone
Result of bitter battles
Leaving food plenty for me


Alas I’m afraid to take
In fear of poison
May caused by bullets
Or blast or chemical
Or biological weapons

Forests no more
Less water resource
But I see
Humanity evaporating
By the heat of enmity
Mistrust hatred and money

Religion which once unite
But now it divides
With wrong preaching
For some selfish gains
Humanity cries like old rains

Mountains feel pressure
When fighter plane crosses
With bombs to blast
Tested sometimes or
To display power,
I see the agony of burning mountains
Crying for help.


Now I seldom take flight
Since my heart cries
Eyes feel the shame
For humanity in drain…..

Topic(s) of this poem: life, truth, war and peace

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Eagle's Plight by M. Asim Nehal

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/28/2016 9:00:00 AM)


    Burning mountains! With the ways of mankind on earth. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/7/2015 9:38:00 PM)


    Wonderful poem.
    Result of bitter battles
    Leaving food plenty for me.

    I’m afraid to take
    In fear of poison
    May caused by bullets
    Or blast or chemical
    Or biological weapons.

    Now I seldom take flight
    Since my heart cries
    Eyes feel the shame
    For humanity in drain!

    The entire poem reveals the truth.
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2015 10:49:00 AM)


    And this eagle is scaling the heights of the sky with a message of humanity. What a metaphor you used. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (11/19/2015 8:36:00 AM)


    It is an emphatic commentary on the grave situation facing the world today. Powerful use of metaphor makes it an extremely thought provoking poem. The eagle remains perched on an observation tower from where it can watch the degeneration of the values upheld by human civilisation ever since it started taking shape. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/18/2015 1:08:00 PM)


    Having imagery in life as Eagle to fly in high sky is fantastic and thoughtful. Mountains feel reality and pressure in mind since heart cries for humanity. Very wonderful sharing done definitely...10 (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman (11/18/2015 12:03:00 PM)


    A powerful take on the ongoing conflicts worldwide.. the perspective from an Eagle's eye as it flies high above observing the destructions man inflicts.. the distressed Eagle saddened and heavy of heart stops taking these flights.. thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015



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