Abdul Wahab


Talking Parrot - Poem by Abdul Wahab

The sharp tongue has many enemies
The dumb has none says the parrot
That has not learned the art of talking
But definitely he knows the tricks of the devil
To hide his deficiencies in the wave of the tides;

The talkative parrot takes as it an offense
And clear his throat and sings heart out
Pulling out whatever is in the sack of rhetoric
For the sake of freedom expression

The dumb flaps his wings and opens his eyes wide
And meekly answer with a joke
More talking leads one to do more mistakes
Listen and you will enrich yourself
Remain silent and you risk nothing.

The taking bird now thinks another thing
If he cannot talk freely and that with ease
For the fear of losing then he loses nothing
More valuable than the right of expression
And the art of talking

Then he looks up and mutters something
Minutes later comes up with master speech
If we can't speak what we think
For the fear of the king and risk losing
Then we should ban the dull and dumb
And change the king.

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 2, 2016


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