Randy McClave

Gold Star - 12,600 Points (Ashland, Kentucky)

Victory - Poem by Randy McClave

Victory is ours!
Said one crow to the other,
As they soared in the sky above.
For below them they had spied
Golden corn, that was ripe,
From which, they would have their feast.
Tantalizing ears of gold
Laying out row upon row
Though as a river when the wind blowed.
'And no one is there'!
Exclaimed one crow in the air
'To protect that golden hair'.
So victory is ours!
Exclaimed the crows beginning there dive
Upon the corn, coming into sight.
But then shots rang out,
And two crows fell to the ground
As the corn waived in the wind.
Then walked two farmers to the crows
Who were hidden out of view
To observe the birds which flew.
Then one farmer spoke to the other
About the corn they defended together,
Exclaiming, 'victory is ours, over all others'.

Comments about Victory by Randy McClave

  • Christina Simmons (2/25/2017 4:57:00 PM)

    A very forthright, positive poem. Written with strong convictions. Whilst reading it I couldn't help but imagine a movie I saw years back. Congratulations! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Lantz Pierre (2/25/2017 7:38:00 AM)

    I cannot help but see this as a cartoon animation. The depiction of reality simplified for the child, crows that talk and farmers, probably in overalls, hiding among the crop just to eliminate the threat of those two intelligent, hungry gents of the air. Truth is, corn protects its seed quite well from birds behind a rather tough and hardy husk. Crows are more likely to denude a field when it is freshly seeded. Not to say that I don't enjoy diversions of a tale told simply sometimes. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (2/25/2017 6:08:00 AM)

    an interesting poem of contrasting perceptions? well thought out! (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (2/25/2017 3:54:00 AM)

    The battle of man over nature and man doesn't always win but then neither does nature. A poem of depth which makes the reader think always a plus in poem, I like it. Deserves Poem of the Day 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (2/25/2017 2:39:00 AM)

    Randy, so nice to see you get this recognition for poem of the day! I have enjoyed many of your other poem the last couple of years, and this is another good one.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/25/2017 1:42:00 AM)

    Though as a river! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/25/2017 1:08:00 AM)

    Victory is ours.... congrats on being chosen.... (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (2/25/2017 12:38:00 AM)

    Congratulations on poem of the day. The crows had a field day. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 24, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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