Naveed Akram

Gold Star - 20,732 Points (15 December 1973 / London, England)

Within The Shade - Poem by Naveed Akram

Behold, within the leafy shade,
Those famous dwellings called nests:
Bird’s eggs and twigs gathered.
Stay near me, as I uproot
This monument of Nature
With hands of health.
That is work! This matters to us,
The eggs taste special from the wild.
I consume and spare them at will,
The people answer with loud acclaim
That my eggs clad with gold
Are the better waste, the better health.
Behold, within the shade of dwellings
Is a bird’s work, my work,
And the work of people.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 7, 2011


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