Friday, November 19, 2010

The Eagle Has Landed


Wings


Wings spread you hovered above

Then gracefully you swooped down fast

In a death grip you snatched them

You held them and then

away you flew into the sky

You took your time to tear them apart

They never had a chance

Your beak your claws and your talons ,

all functioned in unison

A lethal death machine

On any typical day it was a daily occurrence

You would send them scurrying

across the plains

Chicken, rabbits ,squirrels and rats

Vulnerable , they were not spared

Sharp - eyed you picked your fancy

Without mercy


Poets United : Inspired by the prompt ‘Wings’ of the Thursday Think Tank #24

15 comments:

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

kaykuala,

A wonderful poem which captures the imagery, of this natural event.

The power of those eagle spread wings....

Have a great weekend,
Best wishes, Eileen

kaykuala said...

Eileen Ma'am,
Thanks, and a great weekend and best wishes to you too!

Hank

Old Ollie said...

Nice a rapid fire poem with an edge.

Ellen aka Ella said...

I agree it has an edge of surprise;
Nature's power and the acts of their daily world~ Well Done!

flaubert said...

You have captured the scene perfectly.
Pamela

kaykuala said...

Ollie,Ellen and Pam,
Appreciate it very much!

Al-Manar said...

Dear Hank,

I am pleased to see you inspired and doing so well.

kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,
Thank you, Sir!.You opened up a whole big world for me. And Ma'am is always there giving me the finer points keeping me in perspective. And also Ma'am had 'cuit' my inner self to look up something that I had left off before. I promised Ma'am I'll have one done for her in appreciation. Now, in appreciation also, I'm having one done for you too, before Dec 31.

Lynette Killam said...

So immediate and descriptive..I felt as if I might be seeing it happen, so strong is your imagery! Well done...

Lynette

Jingle said...

vivid imaginations,
you did well.
Thanks for sharing.

kaykuala said...

Lynette and Jingle,
Thanks, imaginations can run wild for some while!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This poem took me back to watching eagles swoop down to the water, emerging with fish in their talons. Vivid imagery and descriptions in your poem, played out like a movie in my mind. Good writing!

kaykuala said...

Thanks Sherry. Everyday happenings can be fascinating. It is only that only a few are aware of them.

Jingle Poetry said...

elegant,


How r u? It is a lovely day, I am pleased to be here and give my gratitude to you for your love at Jingle Poetry. Week 11 is open NOW,
You are welcome join us for another week of fun, old poems or poems unrelated to our theme are welcome.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
you are the best!
xoxox

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