The Vulture Whispered: By Yusuf Abbasi

Though written some twenty years ago by the talented Yusuf Abbasi the poem below is an apt presentation of the state of humanity today. Indeed, man kills in a thousand ways and yet we call ourselves as ‘The grand creatures’.

The vulture whispered

To the wind

Heavy with stench

An evil spirit


Over the dead animal,

Remains of a tiger’s kill

Visited by hyenas.

Lo these beasts!

So mean!

They kill only to eat

Leave us nothing

Save bones, and no meat.

Lo! man, the noble beast

He kills his fellow beings

In a thousand ways

And leaves them all

For our feast.

12 thoughts on “The Vulture Whispered: By Yusuf Abbasi

  1. Pingback: The Vulture Whispered: By Yusuf Abbasi | Tea Break

    1. Yes it is, hence I’ve put it here. I’ve become a big fan of the poems of Yusuf Abbasi of late.

      I’m glad you checked out the published poem which I couldn’t as ‘The
      News’ didn’t come to mardan on that particular day. Have seen the
      online version though! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Waiting for something of yours in the next issues.

      — On Wed, 11/19/08, wrote:

  2. That is true picture of today. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’m shocked these days by reading the news in papers that son killed his mother, son killed his father and brother killed his brother. From this how can we diffrentiate ourselves form beast?

  3. @bliv_in_magic .. yes its very true!
    @nayni .. and sad as well
    @afaque .. its ironic not interesting I guess ..
    @MZ .. yes, shocking ways we humans have adopted to deviate from our celebrated status of Ashraful Makhlooqat ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. man, the noble beast – Yeah! I don’t know what to write…….just can pray that their whispering can be heard aloud by all of us and we all humans can change ourselves for the better. Amen!

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