kanav justa

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The Egg - Poem by kanav justa

Covered with a shell, as white as snow
You wonder how will be the inside
a present for the men of earth
that under its shell hide

Break it and then you will see
yellow liquid like some molten gold
cheaper than a poor man’s bread
by the merchant, it is sold

and if some case be
where you see the shell not white
Stay calm with the merchant
don’t go nuts and do not fight

that’s laid by the local hens
its for the people who are wealthy
Costlier than the regular one’s
but a bit more healthy

when you study, what’s it made of
and inside it, when you try to enter
Embraced as one, by some mysterious force
the yolk is held to its center

eat them and feel
as your bones get hard as rock
ability of only the hens
I wish if they were laid too by the cock

Behold them with your eyes
A sight that would make eyes glitter
have half a dozen a day
And forget the sorrows and the days bitter
people might question you
and ask “ what have you done '
what you ate could have been
some cock and his wife son

they will look at you like some criminal
and say you are so mean
but remember only one thing
it’s a great source of protein

Comments about The Egg by kanav justa

  • Bri Edwards (10/4/2014 9:05:00 PM)

    laughed out loud at wish if they were laid too by the cock

    gee, kanav,
    i'll send this to MyPoemList.
    yeah, i would make a few minor changes in the english, but it ain't so bad. AND those things are far outweighed by the cleverness and rhyming the poem contains.
    i found the last two stanzas especially inciteful (oops! insightful, of course! !) (incite IS a word) and clever. and the part about the yolk being held to its center.
    i was really looking to see if you had yet put your God's Kind Of Poetry on your site; i still don't see it.
    thanks for sharing. good one. :) bri
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  • Hans Vr (12/21/2013 4:10:00 AM)

    A lighter note, a very pleasant read. Excellent (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2013 8:08:00 AM)

    I had (just had) to read this after just eating an egg :) . It is so thoughtful and thought provoking. A rare little gem as the sunshine yolk. Loved it. Ty (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/14/2013 11:28:00 PM)

    A lovely poem apart from the theme a reference to this world what nature is Flow of the poem superb thank you (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (11/13/2013 10:56:00 PM)

    terrific poem for the theme you choose..for your observation on a thing so common so little....love it (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (11/11/2013 1:45:00 AM)

    a v hilarious ending..........good source of knowledge of the 'egg' (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (11/9/2013 9:56:00 PM)

    Very clever and humorous too. I am curious to what made you think of The Egg. As Sunprincess said A tasty Egg poem Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Scotty Dogg (11/8/2013 9:54:00 AM)

    Kanav, terrific effort here. I love the innuendos flying all over the place. Good job! (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2013 6:15:00 AM)

    Eggs are one of the best foods, a great poem. (Report) Reply

  • (11/6/2013 10:35:00 AM)

    Beautiful expressioon, nice (Report) Reply

  • Payal Lalwani (11/6/2013 9:53:00 AM)

    Good read.Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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