hamid kareem

Rookie - 45 Points (june 23 / nigeria)

The Vulture - Poem by hamid kareem

I stay in the background
Hovering high over the ground
Searching nay for rotten feed
Looking for long forgotten dead

I walk around with no fear of death
With the way am made
Who will think of me as feed?
I get as near with no fear of cages
As ugly as i am who'll make me a pet

I reel in my fortune
With neither fear nor jealousy
My only hint of sadness
Are my bleak eye and head
As even though am ‘free as free'
I still envy the eagle and beauties
For i hear discontentment is natural


Comments about The Vulture by hamid kareem

  • (4/12/2008 6:38:00 PM)


    The point of view of the vulture is interesting. Its also very subjective, as vultures do have a certain majesty and in urbans areas they arouse much interest. Good poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/2/2008 5:59:00 AM)


    A vulture never has to worry much about a meal because things constantly die, but yes, the dignity and title you get for being a scavenger, isn't always the best. To be great, without glory is what one could say. Beautiful Write. (Report) Reply

  • (3/31/2008 6:40:00 AM)


    this is a great piece Harim (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 8, 2008


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