Sunday, March 20, 2016

Survival on the line

                                                                                            Author : מינוזיג
Image: Vulture in Flight (here)

Sunday Whirl's 11 of 12 given words:
born line return source still journey 
cycle sky stand  stones tell

Born to kill
Survival on the line
To return empty handed
a betrayal to the chicks

The source clearly there
on the ground but still a
journey to be performed
The cycle of living emanating
from  the sky a daily occurrence

Parents with a brood of their
own could not stand to see
hungry mouths upon returning

But men with hearts of stone 
known to abandon mother and
child to fend for themselves

Natural propensity of child-bearing
and child-upbringing should tell
of the heavy responsibility

For Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #243 and
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #294


  1. Great tale of predatory creatures. Sometimes the two-legged version is the most monstrous.

  2. Damning contrasts there that really emphasize the 'hearts of stone' well!

  3. Yes! I agree with Walt, humans can cause great damage to their young. Nicely penned, Hank!

  4. humans can sure do damage way faster than they do good

  5. I think you are very good Hank

  6. The wild creatures' instinct to reproduce and nurture that life is so strong.Hard to understand those humans who can turn their backs on childrens' needs. Well penned, Hank.

  7. The natural world gives mankind such guidance but how often that mankind spurns this for interests that will lead to our ultimate destruction. How foolish we are.

  8. A predator, like ourselves should care for their own, as humans we also need to care for others.

  9. And such is the way of life - we can all be a vicious bunch.

  10. Sometimes as a species we should rightly feel ashamed of how we treat each other in comparison to the natural world - nicely written Hank

  11. Powerful words ,and 'hearts of stone' will turn to stone....

  12. I like the parallels you drew between humans and nature, Hank!

  13. Hearts of stone - only care about themselves...

  14. There are all kinds of predators, yes.